ARE YOU IN THE MOOD TO SEE THE SUBTLE BEAUTY THAT IS FLORIDA, RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD?
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OSLO RIVERFRONT CONSERVATION AREA
If you want to experience natural Florida, you’ll want to visit the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). It’s so close and so beautiful.
A variety of trails offer something for everyone. The Hammock Loop is a quarter mile round trip and takes you through a fertile forest of ancient live oaks. The Coastal Wetlands trail is one and a half miles round trip through wetlands to an observation tower. Visitors are frequently rewarded by sightings of egrets, storks, ibises, herons, roseate spoonbills and many more bird varieties
Other trails in the park will allow you to see the largest slash pine tree in the world and an historic quarry.
During the season, ORCA offers weekly nature walks with trained guides. The first Saturday of the month is a Coastal Wetland Walk (moderately difficult) from 9-11:30am. The other Saturdays include a Hammock Walk (moderately easy) from 9-10am. Guided canoe excursions are also offered periodically. For more information about any of the tours, call 772-778-7200.
ORCA is located on Oslo Road (9th St. SE) in Vero Beach. From US1 turn east on Oslo Road at South Vero Square. The entrance is on the north side of Oslo Road.
This property was purchased for preservation and public enjoyment. A portion of the most recent acquisition was paid for with money from the 1992 Indian River County land acquisition bond referendum. Matching funds were obtained from: St. Johns River Water Management District and Florida Communities Trust.