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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

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10001 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
+1 321-637-5521
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If you love WetLands this is place to be

This is really close to Courtyard - on Wickham Road- one of the famous roads or long running... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Charleston, South Carolina
Excellent for bird watching and searching for gators

The wetlands are at the end of Wickham road. You can't miss it. You enter the wetlands area and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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10001 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940-6604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really close to Courtyard - on Wickham Road- one of the famous roads or long running - depends on traffic. One should visit

Thank saisriorl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wetlands are at the end of Wickham road. You can't miss it. You enter the wetlands area and can walk, bike or drive on the dirt road that winds around the wetlands. The speed limit is 10mph and you likely will want to drive...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A nice little gem of a sanctuary. If you take your time, you will see an abundance of wild life, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Please, just make a small donation to keep it going. It's free.

Thank bellbouy
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This place is often very quiet and peaceful. You can drive around the ponds or walk. It's a great place to observe the wildlife. There are plenty of gators to see and a lot of different types of birds.

Thank PJWarncke
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went on a Tuesday afternoon and found several other watchers there. Saw a few birds and only three alligators. The birds were mostly the more widely seen in Florida. (Herons, Coots, Egrets, etc. All three gators were juveniles and were in the water. Trip is...More

Thank Teachcool
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Forget Disney and Universal go here instead. take time to walk the trails Bring A hat and sunscreen as there is not much shade to you get back to your car.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 3 September 2017

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
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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
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!