Oscar Scherer State Park
Trails are open but may still be muddy in some areas or have standing water or be impassable. The Green Trail west side has been closed due to nesting American bald eagles. Federal law prohibits entry into these areas. An information station has been set up for viewing along the Green Trail.
Welcome to Oscar Scherer State Park
Surrounded by urban areas, Oscar Scherer is an unexpected oasis providing visitors with a refreshing escape into natural Florida.
A hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, Oscar Scherer plays an invaluable role in the preservation of Florida scrub-jay habitat. Bald eagles nest here in the winter, and in the summer, Lake Osprey attracts anglers and swimmers.
South Creek attracts anglers, canoers and kayakers.
With 15 miles of trails, this park provides solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone. Oscar Sherer is a popular stopover for bicyclists and walkers on the Legacy Trail, making this an important place for the surrounding community and a worthwhile stop for travelers.
Plan Your Visit
Canoeing and Kayaking
Best of Both Worlds
Guided Paddle Along South Creek
Explore the Nature Center
Oscar Scherer State Park Photo Gallery
Big Lake Restoration Project
Come and get a little spooky with the Haunted Trails during the month of October.
Help support the endangered Florida Scrub Jay and participate in the 5-k run.