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Blue Hole

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Gator, turtles and birds!

They were all out when we toured enjoying a beautiful day. The nature trail was a bit burned out... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Walnutport, Pennsylvania
Saw several alligators - one right under the dock

You can take a short hike around the blue hole. To get there just put the name in your gps and... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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.
Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
+1 305-872-0774
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Steve B
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Shira S
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank sc0ttmcl
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maryjok456
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Glenn M
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

If you're lucky you can spot an alligator or two in that pont. It's also the home of turtles, fish and birds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PieterD1FY
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Very peaceful place. Love the alligator which swam towards us, Apparently there are several in the area so be careful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jepawson
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Nice place. Saw an alligator and some hawks. Easy to get around but hard to find from No Name Key. Plenty of signs for visitor center, though. Free.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jason G
Reviewed April 7, 2018

The Parking Spot to Blue Hole is right off Key Deer Blvd. I came a few times to try and spot the deer, no luck here but I did see the alligator. The scenery around the Blue Hole is pretty, there are a couple short...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BZimm08
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We missed the gators during our visit, but there are plenty of other wildlife to view in the area (including turtles, insects, birds).

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank publius358
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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 :)