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Categories: Parks,Sports & Rec

5801 - 17th St. W.
Palmetto N, FL 34221

Phone: 941-721-6885


Emerson Point has a special location at the mouth of the Manatee River where it meets Lower Tampa Bay. Explore the preserve's unique history and wander the shady trails through the tropical hammock.

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.

Tours & Transfers:
Nature Tours

Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature Trails

Arts & Culture:
Historic Attractions, Marker/Interpretive station

Nature & Outdoor:
Archaeological Site, City/County Park, Marine Attractions, Nature Preserve, Protected Species Habitat, Water Recreation

Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset

Free admission

Facility Amenities:
ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Interpretive Displays, Parking, Pets on Leash Allowed

Information Available:
Brochures, Maps Available, Printed guides available

Recreation type:
Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Swimming

Tour Schedule: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice needed

Tour Duration: up to 5 hours

Tours & Transfers:
Customized tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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