Oscar Scherer State Park
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.
Bathroom Closures: Bathrooms 4 and 5 will be closed from June 1 through July 2; July 6 through Sept. 3; and Sept. 8 through Oct. 1. These bathrooms will be open on the holiday weekends of July 3 through July 6, and Sept. 4 through Sept. 8.
Site Closures: Sites 36 through 104 will be closed from June 1 through July 2; July 6 through Sept. 3; and Sept. 8 through Oct. 1. These sites will be open on the holiday weekends of July 3 through July 6, and Sept. 4 through Sept. 8.
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.