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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
Phone Number: 3058720774
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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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You won't have to look far for the wildlife.

As we entered the trail head two key deer were grazing under the brush 20 feet away. Cat birds flirted across the trail as we walked. Arriving at the observation deck a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cicadakiller
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Creal Springs, Illinois
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Creal Springs, Illinois
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we entered the trail head two key deer were grazing under the brush 20 feet away. Cat birds flirted across the trail as we walked. Arriving at the observation deck a nice size alligator was resting right under our nose. Turtles were swimming near by and even a few fish. The water is very clear so you can see... More 

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Thank Cicadakiller
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Super cool place see alligators up close and personal. Have even run into a few key deer and peacocks :)

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Thank Barb M
Amherst, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Short walk to a boardwalk overlooking the water. We saw the small resident alligator, three kinds of turtles, a huge iguana, green herons, tarpon and other fish, and well labeled trees and shrubs. The volunteers and various booklets were helpful.

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Thank tg1946
Corunna, Michigan
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An awesome place to see the native wildlife and hear from the locals on what the park is like....saw a small deer eating so close you could touch it...and an alligator and a turtle nestled together.

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Thank chennoa1
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are alligators (2) in the blue hole. It is a nice nature walk but it is limited length. The identified plant varieties are interesting. There are a lot of birds.

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Thank JCreighton
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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199 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, just turn onto Key Deer Blvd and watch for the sign. It's right past Big Pine Street and it's on the left. You must walk a short distance to get to the dock area overlooking the pond. We seen turtles, fish, alligator, birds and even an iguana. It's a very pretty place with informational signs and a... More 

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Thank Tyme4relaxing
Parma, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take all our company here to see the alligator. It's not far off the road and it's just a simple fun thing to do.

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Thank SusieNorth
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice overlook of the blue hole with good signage and history. Short trail also had species names for many of the flora found along the trail and throughout this unique ecosystem

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Thank Peter G
Big Pine Key, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun place to see local wildlife...including a 4ft crocodile, usually at the viewing deck...lots of kinds of turtles and colorful fish..plus identify tags on most of the trees indicating what they are...a fun diversion and I always take others when I go

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Thank Dave F
Marysville, Washington
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot for observing alligators close up. Large turtles are in this lake as well. Easy trail to a deck that overlooks the lake.

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