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Emerson Point Preserve

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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
+1 941-745-4801
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Beautiful and peaceful facility.

Can’t really speak highly enough of this place. Beautifully situated between Tampa and Terra Cola... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
MandM29
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Gorgeous park

I was so glad we found this area. It is a good place to ride bikes, fish, walk, and wade in the... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
sujocaha12
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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“manatee river” (31 reviews)
“skyway bridge” (15 reviews)
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Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
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"manatee river"
in 31 reviews
"observation tower"
in 15 reviews
"skyway bridge"
in 15 reviews
"kayak launch"
in 8 reviews
"indian mounds"
in 8 reviews
"walking trails"
in 10 reviews
"great trails"
in 5 reviews
"bike ride"
in 7 reviews
"roseate spoonbills"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 7 reviews
"porta potties"
in 3 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 3 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 6 reviews
"anna maria island"
in 4 reviews
"west coast of florida"
in 3 reviews
"great park"
in 9 reviews
"beach area"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Can’t really speak highly enough of this place. Beautifully situated between Tampa and Terra Cola Bays to the north and the Manatee River to the south this ‘island’ Preserve is home to ‘Old Florida’ animal and plant life along with ancient Native American sites dating...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I was so glad we found this area. It is a good place to ride bikes, fish, walk, and wade in the Gulf. It wasn't at all crowded which made it so much more pleasant. There were several small secluded beaches which were charming. My...More

Thank sujocaha12
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

its a cool place to see, but you can do it quickly unless you like to stand in the heat..haha its a neat place try it and see.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This small park by the mouth of Manatee River has very interesting and historical trails. It is out of the beaten path. Small parking area.

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Oh my gosh, I love Emerson Point Preserve! They provide maps to guide you along the trails. Many of the trails go near the water and beach area. There are shady trails that go through the tropical hammock. This park is at the mouth of...More

1  Thank Lucy K
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours walking around the preserve and loved it. We parked at the visitor center, grabbed a map and we were on our way. Our goal was to finally see a Roseate Spoonbill and we were not disappointed! We took our time...More

Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great little park with lots of walking trails and a good bit of water access. Great for picnics, launching small boats, or just sitting by the water. Park needs bathrooms instead of port-o-lets

Thank shennin52
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Love this place!! A wonderful place for families. Young children will love it. All types of nature, animals and birds. A must see place.

Thank patriciamP2704IZ
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

A lovely place to bike, fish, watch the birds or have a picnic. We saw many dolphins , boats and bikers. There is a somewhat bit of a beach but not much.

Thank Cameron1946
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is as close to a raw old Florida beach as it gets. Wildlife abounds. Herons. Weekdays it’s so quiet.

Thank Claudia G
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goodevans73
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl W |
Best is sneakers or something like work boots, lot of tree roots along some paths
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ELLYJMM
October 25, 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
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