Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Emerson Point Preserve by using our Palmetto vacation generator.
Historical resources include the Portavant Temple Mound, southwest Florida's largest Native American Temple Mound, and the surrounding midden complex. A Welcome/Ranger Station is open Friday and Saturday for visitors to the preserve.
Multi-use trails and boardwalks are aligned so that the natural habitat and cultural resources will be protected. There are two small picnic shelters available for small gatherings. There is also a large ten table picnic shelter available for rental/reservation. A canoe/kayak launch allows access to the tidal canals and Terra Ceia Bay.
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HongKongCallistoAugust 3, 2017
A long stretch of road ending at the sea with mangroves and small beach. Lots of walking paths and bridges crisscrossing over. We went in a car, but would like to go back on a bike. Imagine a lot of w... more »
Arlene TJuly 10, 2017
We love to hike, fish and watch sunsets from here. We have been coming here for 15 years! The best sunsets around! more »
BarbieDoll2013July 5, 2017
Beautiful, natural place in little discovered Palmetto, FL, not to be missed. Forget the Disney lines and neon lights advertising a bunch of nonsense; leave your tech devices behind and just enjoy the... more »
Nels GullerudJune 18, 2017
Although Emerson point is a pretty small preserve, The well placed walks, short trails and excellent restoration work shows a wide diversity of Florida micro climates, vegetation and vistas. Wild Florida, Native mounds and early pioneering history is all bundled up in a great weekend setting for picnics, photography, bird watching and more. Also great for kayaking
Carol ValentaApril 26, 2017
What a wonderful county park! Historical area, nature walks, fishing and kayaking launch spots. Beach area doesn't have nice sand area, but still a nice beach. We saw dolphins here very close to shore.
Bonnie WinkelJune 6, 2017
Small beach area. Nice nature park to take photos. Great spot to watch the sunset.
J. UmpierreMay 21, 2017
If you crave some nature contact this is a great place to start. Good hidden trails for walking and biking. Must see.
Arthur KrzemienJuly 4, 2017
Very nice place for walks and exploring. Recommend for evening walks or early morning.
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