Viera Wetlands

10001 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, Fl   32940
(321) 637-5521
Road Hotline (321)255-4488

Hours of Operation:
April -Sept  6AM-8PM
Feb - March 7AM-7PM
Nov - Jan    7AM - 6PM

JCC Photo Album for Viera Wetlands

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The wetlands, properly called Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands (named for a long term employee of the adjacent water treatment plant) have been created as a conservation area with a wide variety of wildlife in mind.  While birding is always a popular activity in the Viera Wetlands, the area is home to numerous mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and just about any other wildlife found in the central Florida wetland environments.  The lake and associated ponds; along with native flora have been created to support a more diverse ecosystem than found anywhere else close at hand.

The berms created to support the Viera Wetlands are unpaved and one-way with a posted speed limit of 10 mph.  The roadway is well maintained, but may on occasion be closed after heavy rains to avoid further erosion.  Visitors at these times will find that biking and hiking along this drive is welcome whenever the park is open to public access.  For up to date road conditions, call (321)255-4488.


A tripod and your longest zoom lens.  If road conditions are good, you can drive around the wetland, park in multiple areas and be close to your car and and equipment.

A hat, sunscreen and water.   

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