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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Great to Hike or Drive to SeeGators and Beautiful Water Birds

An amazing place that is free!! You can walk the paths and spend hours or you can drive slowly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Florida
August is for crazy people.

You can drive most of the trail, but you will see a lot more if you walk. The best time to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place that is free!! You can walk the paths and spend hours or you can drive slowly and see nests and sometimes animals! If you're in a hurry drive through slowly!! There are many serious photographers taking pictures!! By walking, we took my...More

Thank qgirl721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can drive most of the trail, but you will see a lot more if you walk. The best time to visit is spring and fall. Temps will make walking in the sun (no shade anywhere) a lot more enjoyable and there will be a...More

Thank spinningwood
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great place to see and photograph local and mitrating wildlife. A no cost experience for viewing Florida wildlife by walking, bike or car. A birdwatcher's paradise!

Thank herblin50
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visit the wetlands several times a week for a enjoyable walk or drive often taking my grandson. This place is a beautiful wildlife preserve right on the edge of civilization. There are many opportunities to experience and watch many of the animals and birds...More

Thank waynebY9920YT
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This wetland park is a educational as well as photographic venue for migrating birds and Florida native creatures. Bike, walk or drive thru the park on maintained gravel roads. Pullouts, planned viewing decks and towers are at the visitors disposal. Maps are available with a...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We go to these wetlands any time we have company and often just to take a leisurely drive around. We love to see the gators and birds. It's a very peaceful thing to do. If it's too wet, they close it down since the roads...More

Thank mcaccardi
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited the Wetlands on an overcast day in early June 2017. Observations and a few Questions (Q): We had visited before. The first sign - a cone and rope across the entrance - was unexpected. Pedestrians and bicycles only. See Photo 1. Q: How...More

1  Thank GoForWalk
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Viera Wetlands (aka Ritch Grisson Memorial Wetlands) is a good, easy place to go birding in Brevard County. It is easily accessible from I-95 near the Wickham Road exit. The road around the settling ponds is easy to navigate. The water level is currently very...More

Thank yENNL
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Didn't see much activity moutside of common birds. Might have been fault of very dry spring in Melbourne.

Thank budmutterer
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Fantastic place to bird watch! Morning is the best lighting, but any time of day is beautiful. Lots of shore birds, close viewing and beautiful refuge. I would recommend this stop for any naturalist.

Thank bebop09
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12 September 2017|
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Response from herblin50 | Reviewed this property |
Alligators are always there but not always visible. Depends on time of year, air and water temperature. Sunny days when water is cooler the siting are more numerous.
Darby K
16 April 2017|
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
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Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
The official operating hours vary as follows: April through September 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Daily February, March, October 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Daily November through January 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily Hope that helps!