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Emerson Point Preserve

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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Peace and quiet. Birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Restorative nature

Emerson point is a lovely preserve with plenty of walking trails in different habitats, picnic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
A pleasant place to visit

Emerson Point Preserve is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Don't let a handful of negative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
Barrington, Illinois
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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Emerson point is a lovely preserve with plenty of walking trails in different habitats, picnic tables, an information center. Well worth your time if you enjoy being outside. The restrooms by the information center are clean and there is a portable toilet down at the...More

Thank gulfcoastbreezes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerson Point Preserve is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Don't let a handful of negative reviews deter you from visiting. It's a nice little county park at the end of Snead Island. There are interesting sights to see and there are plenty of...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped her for our day trip, there is a beach walk that is little rough with low branches and roots so bike or wheelchair wouldnt workbut along the way in other spots ramps so no problems. Fishing is allowed in sections some chairs to sit...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our New Year (2018) walk through the Preserve. Nothing flashy here - what you WILL find is peace, quiet and introspection. Local fauna and flora are abundant and in their natural state. Large, mature trees with skirts and tails of Spanish moss...More

Thank AJTraveller2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice park on Snead Island. We just walked the trails. However, there were people fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking, picnicking, and walking dogs! The fish were jumping in the water. The views are great and you can see the Skyway Bridge....More

Thank gcbreezes
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We love to go here and enjoy the breezes coming off the water or hiking the trails. This is Florida, the way it was eons ago. No hassles, and they have a number of picnic tables/grills. See wild waterfowl and who knows what other critters...More

Thank Wendell T
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Preserve does not charge an admission. Many trails and lookouts for hiking. We chose a beach trail along the gulf with nice views of Anna Maria Island and of the Skyway bridge to St. Pete! Lots of inexpensive fun!

Thank spikenails
Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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
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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