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Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)

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Address: Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
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Walking in the Wilds

This hiking trail is flat and goes through canopy, open space and in-between. In the middle of the walk is a good sized lake (ok swamp) that a pier goes from the trail to about 50... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Vero Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Rustic walks bring you to a remote point in the river that is ideal for wildlife viewing. There's a great place to launch a canoe, kayak or shallow draft row boat.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The walk was ok it had lot of trash and the smell was horrible. It felt that I wa there fore trash clear up then a enjoyable walk. The bridge was nice but that was it I hope someone cleans it up or do a volenteer clean up.

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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Trail is trashy and the dead fish and roadkill unattractive and smelly. Poorly maintained...... turned around and went to round island park

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hiking trail is flat and goes through canopy, open space and in-between. In the middle of the walk is a good sized lake (ok swamp) that a pier goes from the trail to about 50 yards out over the water. There are benches to sit and just soak in the sun, view and view the birds. Part of the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The nature trail here is usally pretty bad. It's usually muddy. The mosquitos can actually pick you up and fly you back to your vehicle. There are lots better places to enjoy nature.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Rustic trails wend through mesic (moist) hammock, scrubby pine flatwoods, and xeric (dry) hammock to coastal wetlands along the Indian River Lagoon on the north side of Oslo Road. A fifteen foot observation tower overlooks an impounded wetland where birders have seen ducks, roseate spoonbill, reddish egret, osprey, kingfisher and other birds. The south side of the Oslo Road has... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

No frills. Small parking area and trails through and around mangrove swamps on banks of Indian River Lagoon. No modern conveniences, just nature at its natural best

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Kenansville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a familiar boating and fishing venue from childhood. Still looks good even though a busier place. Grateful that the ORCA has made passive use of the area available for outdoorsy folks.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

mixed hardwoods at the first bit of the trail then changing to a longer trail in magroves, the mangrove walk is a bit boring because of the resticted views, there's an boardwalk and platform that overlooks a tidal marsh area-good for birding-best if you go at low tide, quite often reddish egret, on couple had an encounter with a alligator... More 

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Vero Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Oslo Riverfront Conservation area - ORCA is a 440 acre natural preserve of native Florida vegetation that borders the Indian River lagoon estuary. It has several different nature trails that cross mangrove swamps and pine woods. It can be a bit of a rugged walk so dress appropriately. There are no bathroom facilities, so plan ahead. At 9 a.m.... More 

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Address: Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach

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