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Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)

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I walked the trails for the first time today and was pleased and surprised by the variations along... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
William P
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
nice place to walk

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

Reviewed August 5, 2017
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Oslo Road, east of US1, Vero Beach, FL
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

The trails here are very scenic and quiet, and you can stay as long as you wish. Palm forest alternates with palmetto scrub, and there is a boardwalk and observation area elevated above the lagoon which provides expansive views. This place is an excellent way...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

I walked the trails for the first time today and was pleased and surprised by the variations along the way. It was in the early afternoon so the wildlife was sparse but the variety of vegetation was enough to hold my interest. The Overlook is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank William P
Reviewed August 5, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank derfberger
Reviewed May 9, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank FunInTheSunGuy
Reviewed April 6, 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..

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank David F
Reviewed February 15, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Scott S
Reviewed October 28, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Booshistorm
Reviewed September 22, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Graham F
Reviewed May 11, 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Dennismcmh
Reviewed April 21, 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Liz H
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