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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

#3 of 77 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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Local and migrating wildlife up close, birdwatcher's paradise!

Great place to see and photograph local and mitrating wildlife. A no cost experience for viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Viera, Florida
Beautiful, serene haven with plenty of wildlife

I visit the wetlands several times a week for a enjoyable walk or drive often taking my grandson... read more

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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 11 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 28 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 22 May 2017

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

Thank budmutterer
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Good place to see nature without having to get out and walk. Just drive right thru and follow the signs around this place. There are a few places along the way where you can stop, get out and walk over to observation platforms for a...More

Thank Mr_Objectivity
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We took a drive through the wetlands to see wildlife. We saw a lot of water birds and got several nice photos. We drove around twice and enjoyed our picnic lunch on one of the benches. Nice restful way to spend some of our afternoon.

Thank Carol G
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Darby K
16 April 2017|
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
17 December 2016|
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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!
14 February 2016|
Response from The_fotobug | Reviewed this property |
Videography, yes - but they may have an issue with drones although I know of no posted restrictions.