Oscar Scherer State Park
CAMPGROUND RESTROOM NO. 2 CONSTRUCTION
Campground restroom No. 2 is scheduled to be replaced, which will impact that general area. Construction is expected to begin in January 2024 and be finished by July 2024. Other facilities will be available during construction. Campsites will be 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.
Partial Closure of Green Trail
Oscar Scherer State Park 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 is closed from bench 14 to the eagle viewing station. Please do not enter this protected area. Inquire at ranger station for more information.
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.