Oscar Scherer State Park
Possible Lake Osprey Closures
Caution: Lake Osprey swimming lake may be closed periodically due to alligator activity and sightings. Please plan ahead. Check with Ranger Station for current closures.
Bathhouses one and five will be closed from June 1 through July 1, July 6 through Sept. 2, and Sept. 7 through 30, 2021. The bathrooms will be open on the holiday weekends of July 2 through 5 and Sept. 3 through 6, 2021.
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 and swimmers. South Creek will attract anglers, canoers 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
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.