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Oscar Scherer State Park

1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
+1 941-483-5956
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Nice trails

This is a well maintained State Park, liked the small beach, marked trails. Walked a little on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TravelinPam3
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Elmwood Park, Illinois
Great hiking trails

We walked over 5 miles and could have done more if the dog hadn't gotten worn out. Nice trails... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NAN M
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APOLLO BEACH
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  • Average10%
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“nature center” (26 reviews)
“small lake” (10 reviews)
“legacy trail” (18 reviews)
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1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
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"nature center"
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"small lake"
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"legacy trail"
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"green trail"
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"scrub jay"
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"florida scrub"
in 8 reviews
"fresh water lake"
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"venice beach"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 10 reviews
"great camping"
in 7 reviews
"quiet campground"
in 3 reviews
"eagles nest"
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"canoe rentals"
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"great trails"
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"camping trip"
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"travel trailer"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on New years day-they were having a fun scavenger hunt on the trails. There are several trails (no hills). It is all well marked. Need to come back as we couldn't cover the park in one day. There are bathrooms available and overnight...More

Thank Spiketon
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We came here intending to see Florida scrub jays, but saw none. However, we were not aware that the park has an active bald eagle nest. The portion of the green trail that passes near the nest was closed, as required by Federal law, but...More

Thank JStatler71
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The are lots of place to hike and look at wildlife (especially birds) here, and you can rent kayaks and canoes and use the excellent boat launch to get onto the river. It is not a long river, but an enjoyable way to see parts...More

Thank NolaAK
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

My husband and I went walking here with another couple and we did about 3 miles. There was a lot to see as far as birds and plants. Would go back.

Thank DelDenise
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We enjoy walking the trails and relaxing on the benches along the way. Very peaceful close to home. Looks like a good fishing spot will bring my pole next trip. It does cost $5.00 visit, residents can get purchase a year pass very reasonable. Very...More

Thank OldFloridaNative
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Close to our home is an amazing park to walk amongst a variety of cranes, birds and nesting bald eagles. Good picnic spot and small lake with beach but not sure about the Gators!

Thank HGKCFP
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We were very comfortable camping at this park. The Florida weather is especially refreshing during this time of the year. Shopping and great restaurants are convieniently close. From fishing to kayaking, shell hunting, and hiking...this was a great weekend retreat!

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 hours here and enjoyed the peaceful quiet walks. Paid $5 to get in and was given a map (which was very useful and much more detailed than at other parks) We parked in the car park by the lake then did the...More

Thank flashsam7267
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Kathryn W
16 October 2017|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so.
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Kathryn W
16 October 2017|
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Response from Stanley H | Reviewed this property |
I am a traveler and don't work or sell anything for the park. I don't think they rent bikes but do rent kayaks (or used to). Give the park a call to confirm
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Louames
22 January 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
In March there are few if any mosquitos, in September there will be some especially at dawn and sunset.
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