Oscar Scherer State Park
Partial Trail Closures
Sections of the Red Trail and Green Trail at Oscar Scherer State Park are closed until further notice due to American Bald Eagle nesting season, per national protocols and regulations. The north section of the Red Trail is closed from bench 12A to bench 12B. The Green trail is closed from bench 14 to the eagle viewing station. Please do not enter this protected area. Inquire at ranger station for more information.
CAMPGROUND RESTROOM NO. 2 CONSTRUCTION
Effective Jan. 8, 2024: Campground restroom No. 2 is closed at Oscar Scherer State Park while a new one is built. Other facilities are available during construction. Available campsites are limited during the closure.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Canoe and kayak rentals are not available. Additionally, rentals are not available for the guided paddle on Wednesdays.
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
Green Trail Tram Tours
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.
Pancake Breakfast With A Ranger
Thu, Feb 29, 2024 8:00 am - 10:00 am ESTWake up early for a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and juice served by park volunteers. A park ranger will be available from 8:30 to 9 a.m. for questions and information about the park.