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Blue Hole

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This is a unique stop in Big Pine. There are 2 alligators that live here. It's a quiet little spot... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
190gayleg
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Key West, Florida
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Two gators ..no deer

There were 2 gators in the blue hole right below the viewing area. We also saw a Green Heron and... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
Quest309009
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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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Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very limited-ability friendly stop. Parking is about 25 yards from an observation deck over the Blue Hole. I think there's an alligator that's learned people bring food, because he just hangs under the deck (no feeding is advised!). Busy turtles as well. The walking path...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cls98765
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance was easy to find, the hike could be made very short of a bit longer and we got to see an alligator

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Foot B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth the stop to see a fresh water hole in the keys. I saw the little alligator, the big one was apparently sunning himself elswhere.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gabrielb81rx
Reviewed April 17, 2019

This spot is either hit or miss. When we visited it was less than special. I expected abundant bird life this time of year and in fact there were just two green herons deciding where to build a nest. We did not see the gators...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jamusaba
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This is a unique stop in Big Pine. There are 2 alligators that live here. It's a quiet little spot that could use a face lift.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 190gayleg
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Beautiful natural setting with short trail to the pond. We were so excited to use our first alligator up close (but safe).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeeAnneJ2
Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Heard about this from my uncle. It is a quick cool little place to go to. Google it directions are easy. You turn north at the light in Big Pine Key the road goes straight or you can go off to the left. So you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eric G
Reviewed March 24, 2019

This is a very short walk around the Blue Hole You may unexpectedly see Key Deer Beautiful turtles and lazy gators Easy trail

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanposey
Reviewed March 6, 2019

There were 2 gators in the blue hole right below the viewing area. We also saw a Green Heron and enjoyed the walk although we didn't see any Key Deer when we were there. Saw plenty wondering around as we explored Big Pine Key.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Quest309009
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Nice place to stop and check out the wildlife. We saw several birds and a turtle here. Nice short trail. We went mid-day so it is probably better in the morning or evening. After the hurricane, it is brackish water so things have recently changed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
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mmcreative
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Response from AlexandraGreat | Reviewed this property |
yes quite dog friendly, just lots of deers running around, so you will need a leash..also our dog once jumped in the lake with the alligator who pulled him under the water, but then released him.. so use a leash :)
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