Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, Melbourne

4.6
#3 of 10 in Parks in Melbourne
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  • This is a drive through sanctuary that I visit every time I’m in the area. The location conveniently allows Birding while my wife is shopping at nearby Avenue. In addition to the birds that vary with ...  more »
  • We walked the loop on a semi-cloudy day and it was beautiful. Lots of birds and some gators! Wished the overlooks were open. They were closed off for some reason.  more »
  • This is an wetlands area that is full of wild birds, alligators and turtles. It is free to visit although there is a donation box to help defray the operational cost. I love taking kids through the we...  more »
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  • A great alternative to the concrete jungle of attractions in our area ... just nature enjoying a little man made water treatment system, to every ones advantage. We've walked, biked and driven around the wetlands for several years. Always interesting to see what's in store on each trip - always different. Have folks visiting from out of town - drive them around so they can see an alligator. Know a bird watcher - park and walk to observe wading birds, ducks, and raptors.
  • This place was awesome. We went there in hopes of seeing some cool birds and alligators. It did not disappoint. Seems like you driving in to the middle of no where but just keep going. The road goes to a dead end with a parking lot. You can either park your car and walk or drive your car thru...we opted to walk. Highly suggest!
  • The wet lands were incredibly easy to find and the routes around the pond allow you to make several loops seeing different areas of the facility and extending your stay. There's a gazebo and several two level towers for viewing. The variety of wildlife to be found on the property is quite impressive. Birds of all type, insects, snakes, gators of all sizes. I even saw an otter having a sand bath on my last visit. Bald eagles have been reported but I've yet to see one. This facility is great for the handicapped and disabled. It gives us a chance to see and experience things that normally are limited to those people who are more physically able. It's nicely located in the county and far easier to get to for residents living in the southern end of the county. This area is a great place for a day trip, you can spend an hour or five. Bring your camera and a bag lunch. Expose the kids to nature.
  • Very cool. Easy to drive around in your car. Would be a great place for a walk, run, or a bike ride......but we stayed in the car because it was cold. Saw lots of gators and birds!
  • Beautiful wetlands to visit. You will see many varieties of birds. Most likely you will see alligators. Easy walking paths. Can be driven, but better if you park and walk, you'll see so much more!
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