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, an Eagle's nest, a Native Plant Butterfly Garden with the 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 personal laboratory and office of John Bass, Jr. in the 1930s for the Bass Biological Laboratory and Zoological Research Supply Company. It 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.

The structure takes its name from its unusual architectural design and log “stovewood” construction. It was built with disks cut from lighter-knot pine logs, each up to ten inches in diameter, stacked on edge in cement mortar mixed with beach sand, resulting in the appearance of a white plate full of brown cookies. Read more about this historical structure.

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. The Visitor's Center is free and open to the public.

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


*UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT CEDAR POINT:

February 22nd Lecture from 5-7pm on "History of Englewood and Surrounding Areas" by Esther Horton and Nancy Willie. Nancy Scot Willie, a 5th generation Englewood resident and Lemon Bay Historical Society member and Esther Ainger Horton, an Englewood native and member of one of the area's original pioneer families, will present this fascinating event full of original stories of early life in Florida with photographs.

Read more about this interesting lecture. The $12 donation for CHEC Non-Members/$8 for members includes the lecture, complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, music by Gottfried Creek, and a silent auction. Call Cedar Point at 941-475-0769, or email Bobbi@checflorida.org for reservations.


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

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

Plants

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.