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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, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a limestone quarry, where fresh water is layered over salt water.

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Putnam Heights, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We wanted to see the Key Deer so we went to Blue Hole. The minute we got onto the trail, a beautiful doe was looking right at us in the woods. We stopped to look at her and we were thrilled when she walked right over to us. We also saw to Peacocks and many birds around the water. There... More

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'd read reviews that said Blue Hole was dinky and not worth a visit It may not be worth a two-hour drive, but for anyone staying in the area or passing through, it's well worth a stop. My husband and I saw a nght heron and its hatchlings, at least one alligator, and various other flora and fauna that we... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A brief walk from the small parking area leads you to an observation deck overlooking this fresh water filled quarry. The time you spend will depend on how much wildlife chooses to show themselves. We arrived on a cold, brisk day and only a few birds decided to share the place with us. The gators, turtles and bigger critters that... More

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Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is very interesting for kids because they can see wild life they might never get to see other than in zoo

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Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This old quarry filled with fresh water, and has some observation areas. It is an easy walk around the perimeter, and there are a few benches and information about the wildlife you may see. I would not venture here in the summer, as I imagine the bugs would eat you alive.

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Dillon Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The blue hole is a wonderful little secret tucked away in Big Pine Key. The actual "park" is super small and you don't see it right away you need to hike in just a very small distance..once you get to the blue hole you will see gators up close and personal it's a very wonderful experience for those who have... More

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No Name Key
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are planning on taking a look at this place, look quick. There isn't much to see but a pond with minor activity of nothing much. You may see a few fish, but really nothing else. You park, walk to the hole, look and you are done. Be prepared and apply a LOT of bug spray. I now live... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

the title sums it up-a nice place to go and be peaceful. There is a nice gentleman who was at the dock to explain all about the history of the keys, the blue hole, flagler, his railroad and everything you ever wanted to know about the keys and did not learn on the tour train. It was actually very cool.... 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

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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