In June 2012, Osceola County purchased the Cherokee Point Conservation Area with funds from the Environmental Lands Conservation Program, formally known as SAVE Osceola. Located west of Canoe Creek Road and Kissimmee Park Road at the north end of Cherokee Road, the property consists of 183 acres hugging the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga, in the serene Goblet's Cove area.
The property protects picturesque wet pastures and an upland peninsula. Observe restoration efforts for the marsh and upland. A boardwalk trail leads to a covered picnic pavilion at the lakeshore. There is a a canoe/kayak launch, large picnic pavilion, children’s play area and a catch and release fishing pond. This site is frequently visited by wildlife, especially a variety of bird species, such as the endangered Everglades snail kite, Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Limpkin, white pelican (winter) and several waterfowl species.
Please register on our chapter’s Eventbrite page so we know who plans to attend:
Start Time of Field Trip: The field trip will start at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot. There are restrooms at the park.
End Time of Field Trip: 11:00 am (bring a picnic lunch to eat at the pavilion)
Contact # Day of Event: Eleanor Foerste 407-908-4379
Field Trip Leader: Eleanor Foerste, Education and Outreach Chair, Pine Lily Chapter FNPS
Park Entrance Fee: FREE (Please register beforehand on our Eventbrite page!)
Degree of Difficulty: Easy, 1+ mile boardwalk and grass trail surface, mostly sun exposure.
Handicap Access: Boardwalk and pavilion are accessible. Natural trails are mowed bahiagrass, not paved.
Nearest Restrooms: Onsite
Nearest Gas Station: 7.2 miles at 7-Eleven, 3601 Old Canoe Creek Rd, St Cloud, FL 34769
Cell Phone Reception: Good
DON’T FORGET TO BRING: Dress for Florida outdoors. Trail and boardwalk are in full sun. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, snacks, optional picnic lunch, and proper clothing for the weather.
GPS Lat. 28.229846
GPS Long. -81.360494 28°13'47.5"N 81°21'37.8"W
To Carpool: Meet at the Park and Ride Parking Lot
901 Shady Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744
-Head northeast on Shady Ln across Highway 192 to the Florida Turnpike (Toll Road) for 0.2 mi
-Use the right lane to take the Florida's Turnpike S ramp to Miami (Toll road) for 0.4 mi
-Merge onto Florida's Turnpike (Toll road) for 4.7 mi
-Take exit 240 toward Kissimmee Park Rd 0.3 mi
-Turn right onto Kissimmee Park Rd for 4.5 mi
-Turn right onto Cherokee Rd for 1.9 mi
Cherokee Point Conservation Area entrance on right
2501 Cherokee Rd, St Cloud, FL 34772