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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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Interesting stop because we were told while in Key West by a local that The Blue Hole was a great swimming "hole" when obviously with the gator friends swimming around, that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vince M
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Eureka, Missouri
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Florida Keys
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Hole is an old quarry that is now filled with fresh water. It is almost always good for an alligator sighting, right at the viewing deck. Beware of the Poisonwood trees that are abundant along the trails in and out.

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With a bit of patience you will be able to spot various wildlife. The ranger is a very nice guy with a lot of interesting information.

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Thank giovanna o
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Blue Hole is close to the National Key Deer Refuge. Easy hiking around, many birds, fish and iguanas to see!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hoped that our disappointing trip through the deer refuge might get better with this stop. Boy, were we wrong! It's a swampy small pond and we saw absolutely nothing. Volunteer was crabby and obviously didn't want to be there. As we walked up, he said, "don't expect to see anything you are here in the middle of the day". Don't... More 

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Bethpage, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw some animals and walked the short trail. The nature volunteer was knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the stop of your a nature lover in the area.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but interesting to outdoor kind of people never know what you may see ,sometimes a alligator up close.

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Eureka, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting stop because we were told while in Key West by a local that The Blue Hole was a great swimming "hole" when obviously with the gator friends swimming around, that is not the case. We did however see some wildlife and found "No Name Pub" which was a great find....

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Thank Vince M
Blackwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Short paved walk from the car to the pavilion/dock to view the alligator, birds and fish. The young person who maned the station was friendly and informative.

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Thank Bob F
Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a short time here without seeing much in the way of wildlife. I'm told the morning is a good time to visits. At noon it was just about deserted.

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Thank Britethorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We enjoy seeing wildlife and this was a stop to see the deer and other animals. I expected more but for what it was it was a cute stop. There is a platform to look out and see the animals and they even have a cut out with plastic so the little kids can look down and see the wildlife... More 

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