Oscar Scherer State Park CAMPGROUND and DUMP STATION are closed and will remain closed during the construction of the NEW CAMPGROUND ACCESS BRIDGE.
Paddlers on the KAYAK CANOE TRAIL will not be able to paddle beyond the bridge during construction.
We hope to open the campground before the end of November 2019; please visit this page for updates.
Bridge work may be completed early so check Reserve America periodically for reservation opportunities.
Please note: The Park will remain open for day use at regular hours – 8:00 am to sunset
Please call the Ranger Station – 941.483.5956 – if you have any questions.
Thank You, Tony Clements, Park Manager
Friends of Oscar Scherer Park
The FOSP is designated a CSO – Citizen Support Organization – by the Department of Environmental Protection, who oversee our operations due to our affiliation to a state park.
Our purpose is to raise funds from events and appropriate grants that can be used by Oscar Scherer State Park for projects and equipment purchases. Basically the “Friends” make up the shortfall in state funding and also plan more ambitious projects that we consider beneficial to the park.