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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a...
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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Quick Loop Trail packed with birds and hard to miss dear

Mid way through the Keys drive its a nice place to stretch your legs and you're almost guaranteed to see deer. There was several on the road out to Blue Hole and a couple more in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nothing to see after a long drive to it! Wasted an hour of our time we could have been down to Key West earlier.

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San Clemente Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was our third visit over the years. Nice place to stretch your legs. Missed seeing the alligators this time around but still worth the stop.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited the Blue Hole we were hoping to spot some of the KEY DEER but the time of day wasn't the best time to do so. Instead we hiked around the mini trail of the Blue Hole and spotted a gator and some birds. A good spot to take a break from your drive to Key West and stretch... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Mid way through the Keys drive its a nice place to stretch your legs and you're almost guaranteed to see deer. There was several on the road out to Blue Hole and a couple more in the parking "lot" (its a few dirt spaces). East to find, but you can always stop at the Visitor Center and get a little... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Got to see several gators right at our feet on the bridge. Neat little place tucked away. Very Eco friendly place. Even got to see some Key deer there. Surprised how close they would come to you.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

It is Not a natural occurring structure but a borrow pit that was made to get rock for road building. That besides, it is a nice place to observe the local fauna and flora of that part of Big Pine Key. Yes it's fresh(sweet) water floating on top of the salt sea water. We drank the sweet water from shallow... More 

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Camillus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The blue hole is pretty neat. you can take a little mini hike on the trail around the lake. There were 2 alligators in the water right below the observations platform which was cool to see. You can drive around the back streets and look for Key Deer as well. We were lucky enough to see one.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Interesting area, a rare spot of fresh water in a salty world. Very short walk from the parking area, handicapped accessible. Say hi to the gator, then have a slice of pizza at the nearby No Name Pub

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Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Interesting to visit. This is not a traditional blue hole. That is, this is not an incredible deep opening to the ocean. It was simply named blue hole by early settlers when the water was blue colored. Nice place for visitors if you have never seen an alligator etc. Free, no charge.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a nice short visit, only takes 5 minutes. However, please have respect for these 2 isolated natural Alligators who make their home here. It seems like they are fed, as they sit right beneath the observation deck most of the time.

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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Big Pine Key

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