Emerson Point Preserve is Manatee County Park situated on the west end of Snead Island between the north shore of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. It is located within a short drive of St Petersburg, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, and Sarasota.
The preserve has a paved trail that begins the entrance and ends at the point. It also has north and south trails which are packed shell. Fishing is allowed along the perimeter of the preserve on the shores of the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay.
Preserve Entrance Address:
5801 17th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Emerson Point Preserve Things to Do
- Pavilion Rentals
- Dog Walks
- Observation Tower
Emerson Point Preserve is old Florida. Ancient and historic remains give you a sense of what life was like in Manatee County before and during its settlement.
See wildlife up close and personal on a Desoto Kayak Tour. Our guided tour will take you through the mangrove tunnels to explore this magnificent eco system. Out in the water where you can see manatees, dolphins and other wildlife.
Desoto Kayak Tour Launch Site:
6400 17th St W
Palmetto, Florida 34221
Note: Drive past the Preserve entrance, the parking lot and kayak launch are about a 1/2 mile on right hand side.