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Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)

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Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
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nice place to walk

good place to see the natural habitat of the river and lagoon Plenty of native birds and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
A hidden gem at Oslo Road and Highway 1

Just noticed a birding sign while driving around, and checked it out. It is about a one mile walk... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
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“great walk” (2 reviews)
“forest” (3 reviews)
Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

good place to see the natural habitat of the river and lagoon Plenty of native birds and plants. Great place to observe air plants and orchids

Thank derfberger
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Just noticed a birding sign while driving around, and checked it out. It is about a one mile walk to the observation . You will pass through old growth forest (great relief from the heat), and mangrove swamps. Great scenery even before you get to...More

Thank FunInTheSunGuy
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to see Manatee and Dolphins...Esp before 9am is best.The Boardwalk has been totally rebuilt and looks great...Watched four Manatee right next to the walk..

Thank David F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Two items to be wary of: 1. The trail can get muddy during wet season so wear hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting messy. 2. Be SURE to use mosquito protection. Because of the moisture mosquitoes are thick. Much better during Florida's dry...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Unfortunately the trail 3/4 of the way to the observation tower was so muddy I didn't dare cross it with just hiking boots on. Otherwise it was quiet and remote with some nice birds, beautiful berry plants and a gopher tortoise which was new for...More

Thank Sophia W
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my brother and his wife to check it out for the first time. We went around 9am. We made it back about a mile in. The trail became so washed out that we couldn't make it all the way to the observation...More

Thank Graham F
Reviewed 12 May 2016

While it is a shady walk; it turns into a mud bog, eventually, then you can come out on the larger paths. It's just getting there that's the problem.

Thank Dennismcmh
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a really cool spot to go walking and enjoy some nature. It is easy to get lost in the trail, so bring a buddy or follow the signs! I brought my dog and he loved it.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

every Trail has its way, even on Wet days. Great experience for nature enthusiasts. Florida Pine, scrub, palms, live oaks, mangroves, all the Florida classics. Make sure trails are dry or bring some rubber boots for sure.

1  Thank Grit S
Reviewed 12 January 2016

If you want to experience this tropical conservation area in January bring waterproof boots. We were unable to go to the observation tower as the water on the trail was about 4" deep in places. Still, the parts we saw were lovely.

2  Thank remember922
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