" Oscar Scherer State park "
A large acreage of scrubby flatwoods makes this park one of the best places to see Florida scrub-jays, a threatened species found only in Florida. The park protects scrubby and pine flatwoods that were once widespread throughout Sarasota County. Fifteen miles of trails through these beautiful natural areas provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a blackwater stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, but motorized boats are not permitted in the park boundaries. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are available along the creek. Anglers can fish along the shores of Lake Osprey, which is also the park´s swimming destination. Picnic areas along South Creek are equipped with grills; pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park has full-facility campsites and a youth/group campground. The park nature center has exhibits and videos about the park´s natural communities. Located on U.S. 41, two miles south of Osprey.
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“Camping Night !!”
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 rain Saturday night. Great night, you should try it.
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Our Meet and greet is on Friday night at 7:00pm.
On Saturday join the potluck party at 6:00pm
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