The preserve is located at 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Florida. It is adjacent to the 40,000 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. The CHEC and Alligator Creek Preserve is located on land leased from the State of Florida. The Preserve includes 4 trails.
Located on the property is the Caniff Welcome Center. This is opened to the public from October to April. It is located at the end of a boardwalk.It is an all wood structure on stilts. It has a wrap around deck. Inside has a small live animal exhibit including Henry a Ball Python, Izra a Skink, Isaac a Red Rat Snake, Daisy a Russian tortoise, and Elon a Razorback Musk Tortoise.