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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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+1 305-872-0774
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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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This is the only freshwater pond in the keys and has the only two alligators in the keys. Hiking paths lead around the pond and typical Florida wildlife can usually be seen. Key... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ludlow, United States
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Ivoryton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's an old quarry pit that has brackish water below and fresh floating on top. Many birds and reptiles can be seen here. Short hiking trail around the area with signs at points of interest.

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Thank Karl K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small fresh water lake that also has salt water level. Can see fresh and salt water fish in the water. This park is in the middle of the Key Deer Refuge so you may see some on your way to the park.

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Thank Jack B
Ludlow, United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only freshwater pond in the keys and has the only two alligators in the keys. Hiking paths lead around the pond and typical Florida wildlife can usually be seen. Key deer also hang around the area. The alligators may usually be seen under the viewing station where there is usually a volunteer for information. The pond was... More 

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Thank Michael G
Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you've been to the Key Deer Refuge Visitor's Center, this will be the place to go to check out wildlife. It is a unique location, being a freshwater pond on an island surrounded by salt water. You will most likely see alligators. If you are lucky, you may see a key deer or two. There's not much here besides... More 

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Thank SludgeD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit. Peaceful and beautiful. Saw turtles, iguanas, fish and an alligator . Lots of foliage and history.

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Thank Roxanne T
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were testing a new bike and decided to ride out to the Blue Hole in BPK. When we arrived we were greeted by a key deer, two alligators, a soft shell turtle, some colorful fish and a swimming duck. A treasure trove of viewing right in one spot! Ride your bike down Key Deer Blvd. and find out for... More 

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Atlanta, Ga.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the No Name Pub we stopped at The Blue Hole. We have been here twice and both times someone was here giving advice and information about the alligator, turtles, fish and other wildlife. The were knowledgeable about local history and surrounding establishments. A nice was to spend an hour.

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Thank Leslieonthego
Guilford, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did see an alligator but otherwise pretty dull, if you're driving by you could pull over but I wouldn't go out of my way

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Thank Linda M
Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful pond on Big Key. Yes the alligators collect around the viewing area. They must expect people to feed them.

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Thank columbiatraveller
Bucyrus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

A good place to stretch your legs. NO FACILITIES. Short path around the pond. Did get to see some alligators. That's about it.

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