Oscar Scherer State Park - Osprey, FL - Florida State Parks

 
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Welcome to Oscar Scherer State Park
A large acreage of scrubby flatwoods makes this park one of the best places to see Florida scrub-jays, a threatened species found only in Florida. The park protects scrubby and pine flatwoods that were once widespread throughout Sarasota County. Fifteen miles of trails through these beautiful natural areas provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a blackwater stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, but motorized boats are not permitted in the park boundaries. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are available along the creek. Anglers can fish along the shores of Lake Osprey, which is also the park´s swimming destination. Picnic areas along South Creek are equipped with grills; pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has full-facility campsites and a youth/group campground.

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Amenities

Within Facility
+Bicycling
+Campfire Circles
+Camping, Full Facility
+Camping, Group
+Camping, Youth
+Canoe | Kayak Launch
+Canoeing & Kayaking
+Fishing
+Hiking | Nature Trail
+Interpretive Exhibit
+Pets
+Picnic Pavilion
+Picnicking
+Playground
+Restroom Facilities
+Showers, Day Visitors
+Snorkeling
+Swimming
+Tours
+Visitor CenterWildlife Viewing

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Location

Address
1843 S. Tamiami Trail
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Latitude
27.17
Longitude
-82.48
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Oscar Scherer State Park
(Updated: March 29, 2018)
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