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Oscar Scherer State Park

Address: 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone Number: 941-483-5956
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Osprey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I know that it in an area where the median age is 68 years old, it may not be a problem that Kayaks are only rented to adults here Even when a family with an adult is going along, it was a problem for my family today. No tandem kayaks were available and we were turned away when my wife... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful park. Lots of birds including the endangered Florida Scrub Jays. Trails are sandy and not wheel chair accessible.

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Rockford, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The location close to Venice and HWY 75 is good. Showers, restrooms were average. More no-see-ums than the average SP. Probably because the creek/river runs right behind the campsites. We honestly didn't spend alot of time at the park itself. Casperson Beach is nearby for shark-tooth hunting. We spent most of our time there or on the Venice shopping strip.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nevermind the beach and the pool for a day! This park was very nice. Lots of birds and critters! Son caught his first snook off of the handicap access kayak - canoe ramp. Saw tons of wildlife . In its natural habitat not through glass or behind a fence. And only $5 for a carload!

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just spent two nights camping there in our mini motorhome and loved it. Secluded, wooded sites with water and elec. (some more than 25'away so be prepared). A few pull thru sites, tent sites, some sites on the water (a creek) and some handicapped. Restrooms are old but very clean. The firewood is sold by "Friends" of the park for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one nice Florida State Park. Really nice walking trails,natural settings. If you enjoy nature,this is a must place to RV. Outside attractions are many, and many of them are free of charge. A really nice area to visit.

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sarasota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took the 3 grandchildren camping. We had a great Friday night, there was a full moon, sores ,and hotdogs. The next morning we went on a 2 mile walk. Saw some tortoise dens , a Florida scrub Jay and other birds. My wife and 2 grandchildren saw a Lynx. We only stayed 1 night, because it was going to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed at Oscar Scherer camping with a friend and had a great evening! Even though it has rained a lot here recently, they had dry firewood for sale so our hopes of a campfire were not flooded out. The park is beautiful and well maintained and the bathroom/shower house is one of the best and cleanest we've ever seen!... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This park is the best for camping near a beach. There are some private campgrounds around this area but this state park beats them all. 15 minute drive to Nokomis Beach on the gulf of Mexico. White sands and even some shade trees in a natural beach setting without a bunch of high-rises. Lifeguards on duty. The state park itself... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had never been here before and it happened that they had a promotional free entry with a Library Card. The staff/volunteers were great! The Nature Center was very informative. We walked along a trail, actually saw many Florida Scrub Jays. We had a picnic lunch overlooking a creek. What a beautiful park, complete with a man made lake for... More 

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