Cedar Point Location Map

Cedar Point Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Trail Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset Every Day

CHEC at Cedar Point

Cedar Point Visitor's Center
Cedar Point Visitor's Center

Cedar Point Park was purchased by Charlotte County in 1992, trails were established in 1995, and the Visitor Center opened to the public in 1998. CHEC has been actively involved in its management and the coordination of educational and recreational programs since 1995.

The Park is a 115-acre Charlotte County Park located in Englewood across from Lemon Bay High School that borders Ainger Creek, Oyster Creek and Lemon Bay. Three hiking trails lead directly to Lemon Bay. Cedar Point also has guided walks, special event lecture programs, a Native Plant Butterfly Garden with plants identified, an historical Cookie House building, and an Eagle's nest, to name a few of the things you can experience at this Park.

The Cookie House
The Cookie House

The Cookie House was the first fulltime marine station in Florida. The “Cookie House” log cabin was relocated from the old Bass laboratory site on New Point Comfort Road in Englewood. Read more about this historical structure and why it is called "The Cookie House"..

Eagle Nest
Eagles at Cedar Point
American Bald Eagles have nested in the Park since at least 1992!

Stop in the Visitor's Center and purchase some local honey and find the Sea Shell Display, "Touch Table", plenty of free maps and educational literature.

To protect our wildlife, Dogs are not permitted in the park. Please take only Pictures and Leave only Footprints! hr

CEDAR POINT WISH LIST- Please Help, if You Can!

  • Large White Board for Center planning schedules and meetings
  • Projector and Screen for Lectures and Workshops
  • Laptop- ours REALLY needs to be upgraded
  • Thank you to:
    • Jesse & Lorraine Perry for owl nesting box
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    • Polly Allen for 2018 Ecological Calendar
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    • Bill & Helene Messner for shop & garden supplies
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    • Michael & Marjorie Hille for cash donation
    • · Robert & Mary Risdon for cash donation ·
    • Englewood Shell Club for cash donation
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    • Women’s Fellowship Venice UCC for cash donation
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    • Jean Key for new riding mower 8
    • . .


Denny Girard
"Denny Girard"

CEDAR POINT Recently Celebrated Denny Girard's 90th Birthday, One of our Long-time Volunteers!!!

Born in Ballston, New York, Denny served in the Air Force, married his valentine, Pat, and moved to Englewood in 1963. What changes he has seen! He and his buddy, Al Squires, were a few of the first to scrape trails through Cedar Point (through the rainy summer of 1995) and lead the first guided walks. He is now a guide, an author, a photographer, and a friend. Happy Birthday, Denny!


Explore the aquatic environment of Lemon Bay using nets and viewers. Participants walk a short distance to the Bay and wade into the shallow waters in search of sea horse, pipe fish, scallops, crabs and more before releasing them to their watery homes. All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited so make your reservations early by calling 941-475-0769!

Lemon Bay Volunteer Monitoring Program

Lemon Bay Program volunteers monitor 16 locations within the Lemon Bay area; testing pH, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and more. Attached are the most recent analysis results

Charlotte Harbor Water Atlas Information for Lemon Bay

Wildlife and plants observed within the park


Birds listed were seen and heard by volunteers over many years. (List currently under construction)


A few of the many plants that have been observed growing in the park. (List currently under construction)

Amphibians, Mammals and Reptiles

Some of the animals that have been observed active within the park.