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Smaller than Myakka but a lot to see!!!

Nice state park close to Sarasota. If you are looking for scrub jays, this is the place to go. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Englewood, Florida
Scrub jay of course.

Went here for scrub jay. Found it near scrub jay trail of course. But a very nice clean and well... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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“legacy trail”(22 reviews)
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1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice state park close to Sarasota. If you are looking for scrub jays, this is the place to go. It is a nice quiet park where you will see gopher tortoises and a variety of birds. Even a place to go swimming. Smaller than Myakka...More

Thank rooddo
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went here for scrub jay. Found it near scrub jay trail of course. But a very nice clean and well maintain park.

1  Thank Jamesinthe405
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

July in Florida is hot but it was finally a cloudy morning. We spent the morning geocaching at the park! Several fun trails took us by the water and even to a park for the kids. It was so calm and relaxing. We even spent...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 20 June 2018

My wife and I walk in Oscar Sherer almost every day. We see lots of wildlife and enjoy the solitude of the many trails that wind through the Park. Some trails are heavily shaded -- a positive on warm summer days! Others are more out...More

1  Thank Damon W
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I have delayed coming here for a long time but today I was not working so I made the time to do it. It is very different from the way I remembered it looks very different from the way I last seen it. It took...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

So many great hiking trails through beautiful pine, hardwood hammock and Florida scrub habitat, and shady trail along South Creek. Great flowers and other plants and other wildlife. Great childrens learning center with knowledgeable naturalists. Canoe rentals and shady camping spots for tents or rvs.

1  Thank Lifeisagr8adventure
Reviewed 16 May 2018 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
Reviewed 3 May 2018

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
Reviewed 28 April 2018 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
Reviewed 27 April 2018

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

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5 March 2018|
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.
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.
Kathryn W
16 October 2017|
Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.