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Oscar Scherer State Park

1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
+1 941-483-5956
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Like visiting another world

Even though this is a relatively small park, when you are in there, it seems like you're a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel J
,
Crewe, United Kingdom
via mobile
A nice change from beaches

This small park is OK. I wanted to do some kayaking or canoeing (would have had to rent) but could... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vox69nn
,
Medina, Ohio
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nature center” (27 reviews)
“legacy trail” (20 reviews)
“small lake” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
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+1 941-483-5956
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"nature center"
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"legacy trail"
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"small lake"
in 10 reviews
"green trail"
in 8 reviews
"scrub jay"
in 9 reviews
"great hiking trails"
in 6 reviews
"florida scrub"
in 8 reviews
"fresh water lake"
in 3 reviews
"great camping"
in 7 reviews
"quiet campground"
in 3 reviews
"eagles nest"
in 5 reviews
"canoe rentals"
in 6 reviews
"bike trail"
in 7 reviews
"camping trip"
in 5 reviews
"travel trailer"
in 3 reviews
"swimming lake"
in 8 reviews
"ranger station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though this is a relatively small park, when you are in there, it seems like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Tamiami Trail. We love to come here and stroll around watching and listening to the wildlife. This...More

Thank Nigel J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small park is OK. I wanted to do some kayaking or canoeing (would have had to rent) but could not find where this was. Also as we entered the park there was no one at the gate to give us information. Good in the...More

Thank vox69nn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This state park was awesome. The campground was spacious and very clean. Bathhouse was well taken care of daily. One of the best campground showers I have had. You can kayak along a creek that goes through the campground or out into the intercoastal. The...More

Thank Rachel G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice change of pace from beach life....good wildlife viewing...very peaceful...all in all a pleasant experience

Thank osdoerr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a number of Florida State Parks this winter and they were all wonderful. We loved Oscar Scherer for the proximity to beaches (Nokomis beach is only about 10 minutes away and Venice beach and pier is close as well) as well as...More

Thank MichiganWildflower
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The camp ground is super nice and clean. The bath houses also nice and clean. The staff top notch. Nice walks and we had a great time kayaking the water ways.

Thank Diana B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Drove over from the other side of Florida to camp with our kids who came from Ft Myers. The park is just average , the sites are semi private with dirt no gravel or shell rock so it was dusty dirty. The bathhouses were old...More

Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a nice park for hiking. They have an area for some campers and lots of trails. There is an eagle nest blocked off for their privacy but you can visibly see when hiking on the outskirts. That is always fun to enjoy. There...More

Thank Shannon M
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a well maintained State Park, liked the small beach, marked trails. Walked a little on the Legacy Trail too.

Thank TravelinPam3
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We walked over 5 miles and could have done more if the dog hadn't gotten worn out. Nice trails, especially by the water, helpful staff. The trail marking was a bit difficult and maps were somewhat inaccurate but that's part of the fun. There is...More

Thank NAN M
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Mompells5
5 March 2018|
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Response from SandyC_11 | Reviewed this property |
It's at least 30 to 45 minutes away. I am not familiar witn the beaches in that area of Florida.
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Mompells5
5 March 2018|
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Response from amyyeadon | Reviewed this property |
We must have gone to five beaches with the furthest one being 30 minutes away from camp. It was December so we beach hopped.
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Kathryn W
15 October 2017|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.
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