Oscar Scherer State Park

Pine flatwoods and scrubby flatwoods are the typical plant communities in this park. You can float tidal South Creek and see marshes, mangroves, and an estuary.

Watchable wildlife:
There are several family groups of Florida scrub jays that may come close. DO NOT FEED THEM. Bald eagles are here from October through May. From South Creek, look for egrets, heron, and rails. Warblers and woodpeckers are common in the flatwoods.

Department of Environmental Protection

(941) 483-5956

On U.S. Highway 41, two miles south of Osprey.  The park entrance is on left.

Related Sites:
Other West Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
Young whooping cranes are capable of flight when they are 80-90 days old.

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