Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Oscar Scherer State Park's campsites are comfortably shaded by oak and pine trees and surrounded by saw palmetto and sable palm fronds. Trailheads are accessible throughout the campground, making hiking as simple as putting on sneakers and taking a stroll. 

Much of the park property is managed for the endemic Florida scrub jay. Visitors should look for this large blue and gray songbird along the sandy paths weaving through the scrub habitat dotted with tall pine trees and bare trunks from trees long deceased. Additionally, over 200 bird species have been recorded within the park boundaries (Oscar Scherer is a site on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail), and campers have dawn access to the best hotspots. In total, the park includes over 15 miles of trails. The paved Legacy Trail also runs through the park, making rollerblading possible. 

The park offers a wide range of amenities, activities, and recreation opportunities. Junior Ranger fun and guided tours are often scheduled during weekends, as are Friday night movies in the park's nature center. Fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing are all popular year round.

Note: There is significant road noise for some of the campsites. If you are sensitive to noise, bring earplugs.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Price per night (basic site)

26.00 $ (21.83 €)

Pros

Lots of amenities. Shaded campsites.

Cons

Road noise.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Florida State Parks

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Dump stations
Potable water
Showers
Covered picnic areas
Wi-Fi
Picnic tables
Firewood for sale
Laundry
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Bird watching
Playground
Boat ramp(s)
Fishing
Amphitheater

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

104

Maximum trailer length

36.00 ft (10.97 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Greater Tampa + Central Gulf Coast, Florida

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