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Blue Hole

Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The Blue Hole is a beautiful place to visit.  Great stop off on the way to or from Key West.    Situated on Big Pine Key, one of the nicest of the... more »
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Glenwood, New York, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Short nature walk to a large pond with an abundance of wild life. Many birds to view and a few Key Deer.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's been extremely hot, even for this part of Florida, so the blue hole has been covered with an algae for the most part so not much to see. If the deer are around it's more interesting.

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Dallas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are coming to Key Deer refuge, don't miss stopping at blue hole. We saw alligators and an anhinga nest with chicks. Not sure it's worth the trip if you aren't going to go explore more of the refuge.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a pond with all the wild life that a pond would have . It's worth a look if your on Pine Key. Birds, gators,Key deer.. You can spend a hour or so checking it out..

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Blue Hole was not that breath taking, but if you're in Big Pine and find yourself bored with the beautiful ocean views and sand then go for it. Blue Hole has a short trail that takes you to the abandoned quarry. There are some cool things to see like iguanas, alligators, and fish. It was a nice short break from... More

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Okeechobee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the 2nd time I was here the first time the hole was an eerie blue, but this time the water was stagnet but still could see the fish, turtles and bottom at least around the edges. Some birds as to the Osprey, egrets and comonrants were hanging out in the trees. The path is a short walk from... More

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Islamorada, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were here 20 years ago. Back then, you could drive up, get out and walk up to one of the six foot gators lying by the pool. It's still a pool and still has gators, but now you have to walk from a parking area and unless you want to bushwhack some, you will probably not get too close... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went at sundown. Small pit with a lot of bluegill and the resident gator that waits for someone to feed it right under the deck. If you have 5 min and passing by and have never seen a gator at 5ft, you can here. Deer on the roadsides as well at dusk.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

You can walk around the blue hole, which looks like a lake. We saw some fish, a couple of birds and lots of bugs. Wear bug spray. I would not do this again...

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Palm City, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The volunteer was interesting and knowledgable. The hole was not blue, but we saw koi, turtles and an alligator. Interesting that the salt water is on the bottom and fresh on the top.

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