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Blue Hole

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Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
+1 305-872-0774
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We saw a deer, no alligator

IT was a Nice drive to the blue hole. IT was really hot. There where no alligators in the pound... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jolanda K
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Short visit

Part of the trail is still closed here due to the damage from the hurricane. We did get to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
coconutpalmtree
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“short trail” (15 reviews)
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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"
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"observation deck"
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"short trail"
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"big pine"
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"fish"
in 95 reviews
"stretch your legs"
in 10 reviews
"old quarry"
in 9 reviews
"short stop"
in 6 reviews
"resident alligator"
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"salt water"
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"viewing area"
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"worth a stop"
in 11 reviews
"nature lovers"
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"nature trail"
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"visitor center"
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"neat place"
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"the florida keys"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

IT was a Nice drive to the blue hole. IT was really hot. There where no alligators in the pound. But we saw a deer om the side. Not scared for us human. Om the way to no name key we saw more deels.

Thank Jolanda K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the trail is still closed here due to the damage from the hurricane. We did get to see the alligator swimming around though. The water was pretty clear. There were Key deer across the road as well. Got good photos and video.

Thank coconutpalmtree
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Short walk from parking lot (room for just a few cars). No entrance fee. Beautiful lake in a former quarry. We saw turtles, lots of birds and fish, but unfortunately no alligators.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

is all you really need here. We saw the alligator, turtles and fish. make sure to wear sunscreen, it was hot. Worth the stop.

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Wasn't expecting this to be a pond. Was expecting a bit more grandeur. Still, a short walk, a little viewing dock to see a turtle in the water. If you are passing by and like nature, make a quick stop, if not, don't drive far...More

Thank Michele c
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Nice short trail around pond. Went to see alligators and ended up seeing two. The trail wasn't to crowded so you could enjoy it.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

It's an easy place to get to from the main road. There were lots of animals at the watering hole including alligators, iguanas, many different types of birds, lizards, fish and even deer! It's also really quiet.

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

They were all out when we toured enjoying a beautiful day. The nature trail was a bit burned out but coming back now.

1  Thank sc0ttmcl
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

You can take a short hike around the blue hole. To get there just put the name in your gps and head toward the "tree" icon on your map and you will find parking. It is a small area - trails about 1/2 mile long...More

Thank Mary Jo K
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We drove down to the Blue Hole after visiting the Welcome Center. The very friendly volunteer there told us that much of the natural wildlife that usually might be spotted around the pond had been lost in Hurricane Irma. The NWS does not reintroduce animals...More

Thank Glenn M
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mmcreative
June 9, 2016|
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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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