Oscar Scherer State Park

1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, 34229
(941) 483-5956
8am to sunset

Oscar Scherer State Park

More than 12 miles of hiking and biking trails within this park will introduce you to large areas of scrubby flatwoods, home to one of the densest populations of Florida Scrub-Jays in southwest Florida. This habitat, which is closely managed for these birds’ benefit, gives way at times to cooler walks beside South Creek, through the campground, and around Lake Osprey – all great places to be during migration as the warblers and vireos settle into the canopy to feed in this oasis. The scrub-jays share this park with nesting Bald Eagles, and Sandhill Cranes even raise their young in the northernmost part of the park. Call ahead for scheduled walks or to organize group trips.

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