Emerson Point Preserve
5801 17th St. West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Nature Preserve: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
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. 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. Plans to construct an educational center and office are underway.