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Oscar Scherer State Park

1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
+1 941-483-5956
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Great Park

We spent a week camping; great park to explore despite the rainy week. Brian and Brian at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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Two day camping trip in travel trailer

We really enjoyed camping in our travel trailer with our four week old goldendoodle. Campsite was... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Joe D
Sarasota, Florida
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“nature center” (23 reviews)
“legacy trail” (18 reviews)
“small lake” (9 reviews)
1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
+1 941-483-5956
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week camping; great park to explore despite the rainy week. Brian and Brian at the Ranger Station were very knowledgeable and helpful. Spent time at the Venice area beaches looking for shells and shark teeth, shopping and enjoying the beautiful location. We...More

Thank J T S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed camping in our travel trailer with our four week old goldendoodle. Campsite was really nice with tree coverage backing up to a nice creek filled with schooling mullet really enjoyed hiking area with wife and puppy. Saw big tortoise, lots of nice...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

One of the best Florida State Parks! The site was wide and equip with everything we needed! Bathroom clean! Washer and dryer good! Not too pricey! You can walk in the park or we Scuba​ dove and only 15 minute drive to shop. Grocery stores...More

Thank Mboggs
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We camped for 4 nights, 5 days. Campsites are well secluded with vegetarian but short in length. We enjoyed the bike trails and hiking with our dog. The Legacy Trail is beautiful if you want to bike on pavement for miles! Hubby took a dip...More

1  Thank LexiGirl2
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I hardly consider this a park. it is an overgrown, nothing to see, underutilized patch of woods. Oscar Scherer is a missed opportunity for something better than a spot for dog walking.

Thank kayakdaddy
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This park is so "old Florida"! The visitors center is small but interesting, and the walk around the lake is fun. We took the green trail and were able to see the Eagles feeding their fledglings! We didn't see any scrub jays, but met two...More

Thank 108Linda
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Take your camera. Interesting place to go for a hike and see rare scrub jays and bald eagles. Excellent guided walk with a park ranger (call for times). Smallish compared to some FL state parks and rarely crowded making it easy to get around and...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't do much in the park besides camp. Campsites, although close together, seem quite private due to all the plant life surrounding them. We didn't have a problem with mosquitos! I was worried about this but I got very few bites. This was a...More

Thank Louames
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A great place for a picnic. There are numerous picnic tables and elaborate barbecue pits made out of stone. on Saturday the day we were there there was a couple that played music on guitars. They have rental canoes and kayaks, a Nature Center and...More

Thank bomax11
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We went here for our daily walk on the chance we might see some eagles and we did. The problem was that the trail markers were either missing, no help or non existing. We came to a T in the road with no directions at...More

Thank Mike M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how bad are the mosquitoes in March and September I'm the campground? thanks!
21 January 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
In March there are few if any mosquitos, in September there will be some especially at dawn and sunset.
I don't have a car and would have to visit by bus from Downtown Sarasota. Does the bus stop near a park entrance? Can I walk to water area - pond, lake or stream? Thanks!
27 November 2016|
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Response from 0scarScherer_SP | Property representative |
Yes, there is a bus stop! It's about a mile walk in to get to Lake Osprey and the Nature Center, but there is the South Creek Picnic area and multiple trails on your way in!
Can we just come there and register at the office for camping? Arriving on 9/26/16?
22 September 2016|
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Response from 0scarScherer_SP | Property representative |
Sorry we didn't get to this question in a timely manner (it's a busy season for events here at the park!). In spring, summer and early fall, you can generally come into the park and there will be a site available, but there... More