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Emerson Point Preserve

More to explore: Things To Do Sports Outdoors Palmetto & Parrish Sightseeing Location: Palmetto N
5801 17th St. W.
Palmetto N 34221, Fl

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.

Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset
Facility Amenities:



Free admission

Information Available

Maps Available, Printed guides available

Visitor Service

Tours & Transfers

Guided Tours


Recreation type

Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Swimming


Tours & Transfers

Nature Tours


Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature Trails

Arts & Culture

Historic Attractions

Nature & Outdoor

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