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Oscar Scherer State Park

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Address: 1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229-9663
Phone Number: 941-483-5956
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Relaxing in the woods

Great Florida State park. Very clean and quiet during our stay. Did some bike riding. Just enjoy this park. Been there several times. Our site # 18 had problems with the 30amp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Florida State park. Very clean and quiet during our stay. Did some bike riding. Just enjoy this park. Been there several times. Our site # 18 had problems with the 30amp breaker. It looked to be old was was tripping several times during our stay. We only had the a/c unit, one light, radio and fridge on. But we... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet campground. Helpful staff. Ran into problems with our rig and got a quick recommendation for help. Family friendly. Nice amenities. Swimming area and nice places to walk the pups and hike.

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Thank islandgirl471
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really is "the real Florida." The vegetation here is lush and the site backs onto s gorgeous mangrove. Canoed it today. Stayed an extra night because it was so peaceful and beautiful. Leaping lizards everywhere and we saw a few tortoises. Washroom and shower stalls could use larger doors for privacy.

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Thank Leah B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved the canoeing. We saw some amazing birds along the way including a green heron and black crowned night heron. Later in the day my daughters and I went on a Scrub Jay Walk. It was VERY hot and there was very little shade (because it was the scrub). Remember to pack sunscreen, water, and hats for this... More 

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Thank Tracy B
Land O Lakes, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved. Loved. Loved this campground. The staff were awesome, the hosts were friendly, and the facilities/ grounds were very clean. The bathrooms were a little dated but the water was hot and the water pressure was great. The only downside was its July and there was no air circulation in the bathrooms, but nothing a few ceiling fans couldn't fix!... More 

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Thank Patricia T
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live about 2 miles from the park but rarely go....I know, I should start going more often! Anyways, I have seen the sign for the Scrub Jay Walk on Sunday mornings now for months and finally said let's do this. I am so glad I dragged us out in the heat to do so. We got to see 2... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took our kayak for the 1st time to Oscar Scherer and had such a peaceful and relaxing time!! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Crystal W
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you're visiting Sarasota, Oscar Scheter State Park is in the Top 10 places you should visit. Great walking and bike paths, flora and fauna, and adventures galore. Google the park.to get more in depth information. Go for it! Great camping too!

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Oldsmar, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We camped here over the 4th of July weekend. It was very crowded but our site 66 was very secluded. Bathrooms ok, hot water and good pressure but a bit of a trek from our site. Swimming area was, eh, not refreshing and we skipped it. Fishing pier is small, next time we'll try the canoes. All in all we... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Wonderful for bike riding, kyaks, canoe, hiking. 90% of the camp ground sites are shaded. Many sites right on the river. There is swimming in the lake but I would not suggest it. The lake water is extremely warm and there is possibility of Ameba b/c of the enviorment. This campground is extremely close to the beach. So if you... More 

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0scarScherer_SP, Park Service Specialist at Oscar Scherer State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! Despite our small size, we do what we can to provide for outdoor activities, and I'm glad you had fun! And oh yes, that lake gets quite warm in the summer, being exposed to the sun like it is. Yet most of our other park activities afford you an escape from the sun,... More 

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