The park is located about an hour North of us, which made it a good day trip and the entrance fee was only $5. The park covers 1,381 acres and is home to the imperiled Florida scrub-jay. According to the pamphlet we picked up, "Oscar Scherer now has the only protected population in SW Florida with a long-term chance of survival".
There was a campground, creek and lake for swimming
|from the other side|
It was 84* and being the
While most of the trail looked like this
very flat and sandy, we did run into the creek a couple of times.
|cool, clear water|
|Where's the water vending machine?|
|Look at that beautiful blue!|
I'm not sure how long we walked but it seemed like a really long, hot time and my throat was parched. I must admit, I was somewhat disappointed in the park. I guess I was comparing it to the state parks in Maine and frankly, I enjoy the ones in Maine a.lot.better. I like seeing a beautiful view appear in front of me, or hearing the crash of waves along the shore. However, it was a beautiful day and we were getting exercise, so it was good and we can check it off our list, if we really had a list.
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