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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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Blue Hole is Amazing!

This is a fresh water area right in the middle of Big Pine key with tons of wildlife including turtles, fish and a alligator!! We also saw lots of birds as well. Very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
1ringo2016
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the way to the key deer refuge. Worth the stop to see the alligators. A lot of key deer there also.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fresh water area right in the middle of Big Pine key with tons of wildlife including turtles, fish and a alligator!! We also saw lots of birds as well. Very good experience for the kids.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very short hike around a very small lake. It has some interesting bird and small animal life to sit and watch. It says that there are a couple of alligators there but we didn't see them. The road that blue hole is on has a couple of other birding trails but they were flooded over when we were there.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun stop to see the only freshwater lake in the keys!!! Lots of birds to see ~ if your lucky maybe a snake or two... and the gator hangs out by the viewing area. If your in Big Pine check it out!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was recommended by a Florida Keys local and turned out to be pretty rewarding as far a s wildlife. It's a small park, somewhat hidden, but in the short span of 1/2 hour we saw an alligator, several turtles, 2 iguanas, 3 Key Deer. The "Blue Hole" is a small pond but with lots of critters in it.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely stop and check out the lake - lots of fish including a tarpon and an albino catfish! We even saw one of the endangered Key deer.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For something to do that is free and doesn't take a long time, head to the Blue Hole. There is a viewing deck and a resident gator. Bring the bug spray if you go. You'll need it!

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Estero, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through with the intention of taking a few of the trails nearby and/or stopping by the information office of Key Deer Wildlife Refuge it is worth stopping by the Blue Hole. Like other similar spots I have been to in Florida I see the potential for spotting wildlife and just relaxing with a great natural setting.

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

Most people turn right off US 1 onto Key Deer Blvd., drive two and a half miles down the road and pull into a parking spot to visit the Blue Hole which is essentially a very small platform overlooking a fairly good size quarry. It is the kind of place that rewards patient nature-lovers. Sadly, most visitors come as part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

saw turtles, fish, birds and deer, pretty small pond, worth a quick stop if your in no hurry, I have read middle of day you won't see anything but we were there around noon

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