Oscar Scherer State Park
Temporary Partial Closure of Green Trail
Oscar Scherer has temporarily closed portions of the Green Trail until further notice due to the annual American bald eagle nesting season, per national protocols and regulations. The trail will be closed from bench 14 to the eagle viewing station. Please do not enter this protected area. Inquire at ranger station for more information.
Hiking Trail Alert
Due to recent rains hiking trails may be muddy, have standing water or be impassable. Please use caution will hiking in the park. Inquire at the ranger station for more details.
Welcome to Oscar Scherer State Park
Surrounded by urban sprawl, Oscar Scherer State Park is an unexpected oasis providing visitors with a refreshing escape into natural Florida.
Oscar Scherer is a hidden gem surrounded by housing developments and major highways, and the park 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, swimmers and kayakers.
Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone. The park is a popular stopover for bicyclists and walkers on the Legacy Trail, making Oscar Scherer 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
Sunday Scrub-Jay Walk
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.
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