Best of Both Worlds

Legacy Trail Bridge

At Oscar Scherer State Park we like to say “We’re close to it all and feel a thousand miles away”. Oscar Scherer's location and amenities provide the opportunity for outdoor and indoor recreation, all while maintaining that secluded, far away feel.

Legacy Trail Picnic Area

Looking for a good place to ride your bike? The historic Legacy Trail runs right through the heart of the park with access to the beaches in Venice. The trail is 12 miles of paved surface for easy riding. If you'd rather explore by foot, there are hiking trails for everyone to enjoy, leading you through the natural Florida scrubby and pine flatwoods along South Creek.

The park has two picnic areas with oak trees for shade and plenty of areas to enjoy the warm sun. If you are so inclined to stay overnight, our campground is a popular spot for visitors to relax and enjoy nature. 

Paddling in a canoe

The beach is less than 5 miles away, and provides the opportunity to eat, shop and play in the event you are seeking something a bit less outdoorsy. Being so close to shops means that there's no panic in case something is forgotten.

Come experience this oasis for yourself and see why so many people call Oscar Scherer State Park their second home away from home.