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.
Free admissionInformation Available
Maps Available, Printed guides available
Visitor ServiceTours & Transfers
Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Swimming
AttractionTours & Transfers
Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature TrailsArts & Culture
Historic AttractionsNature & Outdoor
Archaeological Site, City/County Park, Marine Attractions, Nature Preserve, Protected Species Habitat, Water Recreation