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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

#3 of 74 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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A dive thru the nature park.

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Florida
Awesome Birding!

Fantastic place to bird watch! Morning is the best lighting, but any time of day is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank budmutterer
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice area to go for a drive thru the wetlands to see the girds. Migration seasons are the best for a large varity of Bird to spot. If you go slow amd look, you see many gators as well.

Thank Drv5912nj
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We were disappointed yesterday when we arrived and a chain was across the entrance preventing us from entering. We returned later and the entrance was open. I have since found a couple telephone numbers to help in that situation. One is the official number, 321...More

1  Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Went here in search of an alligator! On my recent trip to Florida I really wanted to see an Alligator in its natural habitat (of course from a distance) Of all the places I went to this one is where I finally hit the jackpot....More

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We found this very enjoyable. Many, Many birds! Also saw alligators. Beautiful scenery! Be sure to bring binoculars and your camera!

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stop here every year on our way south. It's convenient from I-95 to stop in the evenings and photograph the birds and the sunset. This year we had some great birding opportunities, The sandhill cranes walk right on the road, lots of wading birds...More

Thank Aworld2explor
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited last October, 2016. Will always include a visit to this wetlands whenever we are in the Melbourne, FL area. So much to see. The bird sightings are absolutely wonderful. Saw quite a few gators, but kept a distance. Followed a blue crane and watched...More

Thank Rosi V
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Darby K
Can I drive through on a Sunday?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Only1Victor | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, it is open 7 days a week!
What are the hours of operation?
18 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!
Is drone photography and videography permitted in the Grissom Wetlands?
15 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.