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Emerson Point Preserve

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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Natural Setting Worth Your Visit

The preserve offers several parking areas with numerous hiking trails, several kayak launch areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim G
Bradenton, Florida
Mature coastal wilderness

This preserve seems to have just about everything, including alligators, beach, mangroves, trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The preserve offers several parking areas with numerous hiking trails, several kayak launch areas WELL (!) worth you time, fishing and wadding spots. At the end of the road you will find Calusa Indian mounds to visit. The preserve has been kept up nicely with...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserve seems to have just about everything, including alligators, beach, mangroves, trails and boardwalks. Excellent for sail-boarders too. And it is free entry too. It sticks out into Tampa Bay, and has great views all around.

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I lived next door to this attraction so this is an "easy A" and a very beloved place to walk your pet or just get out of the house. Just do not go in high pollen season if you have allergies. Such as Spring. Summer...More

Thank DeborahDolen
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet, serene place to nature walk, read a book, ride bike, picnic, and see dolphins now & then, Emerson Point is just the place!

Thank nelliesheaven6
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area for nature walks and catching fish....good for the whole family .. great sunsets and boating too.. great trails to walk

Thank pattycake662015
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful walking area. The Indian middens are also an interesting plus! Great place for the whole family.

Thank malo008
Reviewed 4 August 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 wildlife...

Thank HongKongCallisto
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We love to hike, fish and watch sunsets from here. We have been coming here for 15 years! The best sunsets around!

Thank Arlene T
Reviewed 5 July 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 quiet, nature, water, birds--natural environment of the West Coast of Florida!

Thank BarbieDoll2013
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Though not officially a dog beach, if you go to the tip of Emerson Point and walk to the left, you will find several inlets with beaches where you can let your dog swim. Hikers, particularly families walk by, so this is not a place...More

Thank cslu1
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25 October 2016|
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Response from afgm87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn't see any signs that expressly prohibit it - neither are there really any rangers around, and there are plenty of beaches from where you can set off. However, there are no actual boat launches - so you would have... More
Colby C
17 June 2016|
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Response from JSI2802 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the visitor center.
9 May 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
I believe I have seen grills at the picnic area at the end of the road, almost all the way out to the point, but in the parking lot just before the beach. I think that you could there and maybe at one other area, but maybe... More