Park Features & Amenities
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps
Lots of improvements have been made to Wickham Park since our prior reviews. Many new sites added, and all made to be full hook-ups.
On this visit, we experienced no weirdness as we had on the previous visits below - so hopefully lots of internal changes have happened as well.
Would recommend avoiding the 'C' section if you can - as this was the previous overflow area that is now tightly space full hook-up sites. We love A and B however, lots of room to park and feel space around you.
Much Weirdness Lurks
Since our last review, we have stayed at this park twice in 2011 (once for a month over the holidays and for a couple weeks in April).
The park itself is still delightful, and we very much enjoyed our stays here.
However, there is something up that folks staying here should take note of.
During our stay in April, we had a knock on our door at 5am from a morning walker yelling for us to call 911. An arsonist had set some trees in the park on fire.
During our holiday stay - there was a machete attack on a family of campers by a random passer by who was looking for money for alcohol. This was compounded by poor park ranger response, as one of the rangers was involved that evening in a hit-n-run accident outside the park. A week later, that same ranger totaled the park's truck inside the park early in the morning and was arrested.
Not sure exactly what is up in the park.. but do be sure to google for current news before booking a stay here. And be on guard.
Pyscho rangers and machete nut jobs aside, we did enjoy our stay. We love that you can park your RV in any direction you like on your plot of land, maximizing for view and privacy.
We were delighted to discover that the park offers honey-wagon service for just $8/week during the winter season (sign up in the ranger's office). Also, if you're booking a month or more and want the 25% discount - be sure to pre-pay a month in advance, not the 2-night deposit asked for on the phone. We had to extend our stay by 2 days to get the rate we thought we had asked for when making our reservation.
The rate below reflects the monthly non-resident rate.
Great Option for Melbourne!
With limited options for RV camping in Melbourne, Wichkam Park offers a unique stay in a great area of town, for a reasonable cost. The Park itself offers swimming, hiking, trails, dog park, pavilions, frisbee golf, farmer's market, bingo and music festivals. It's a beautiful and busy park next to the community college.
The campground is enough off the main area of the park that you don't notice all the joggers, golfers and scout groups. It consists of two circles in what is essentially a big field. The spots are very level, some have shade - but there really isn't much distinction between the spaces (no gravel driveway, for instance). It's kinda odd.. but, this means you can position yourself anyway you like. The sites are pretty big.
During the winter, this location is pretty full - but during the summer, it's pretty empty. Rare for a public park - they offer weekly & monthly rates.
Each site has water & electric, and there is a dump station. The bathhouses are clean and well maintained, and there's coin laundry onsite. Excellent 3G signal on both AT&T and Sprint.