Cedar Point Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Sunrise to Sunset Every Day
CHEC at Cedar Point
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 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"..
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!
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
Polly Allen for 2018 Ecological Calendar
Bill & Helene Messner for shop & garden supplies
Michael & Marjorie Hille for cash donation
· Robert & Mary Risdon for cash donation
Englewood Shell Club for cash donation
Women’s Fellowship Venice UCC for cash donation
Jean Key for new riding mower 8
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT CEDAR POINT:
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!
Free SEAGRASS WADING ADVENTURE!
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