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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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Lots of animals

It's an easy place to get to from the main road. There were lots of animals at the watering hole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shira S
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 3 weeks ago
sc0ttmcl
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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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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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“key deer” (111 reviews)
“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 93 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"
in 13 reviews
"viewing area"
in 7 reviews
"nature trail"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 11 reviews
"nature lovers"
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"visitor center"
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"neat place"
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"the florida keys"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Shira S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 12 May 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.

Thank Pieter D
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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

Thank jepawson
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Reviewed 10 April 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.

1  Thank Jason G
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Reviewed 8 April 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

Thank BZimm08
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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

Thank publius358
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Cool pond with alligators. Stilm damage from the hurricane. The guy there was very informative about the area, worth it to get the rundown about everything and the poisonwood trees... watch out for them!

Thank Caleb R
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mmcreative
10 June 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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