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Blue Hole

#3 of 26 things to do in Big Pine Key Features Animals
Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
+1 305-872-0774
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A nice little place to explore while on Big Pine

A very nice little natural area, with short nature trails, and a covered viewing area at the water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wmerry2016
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Gainesville, Florida
Ehh!

Nothing special. Didn't see any gators but did see a key deer. A short path to walk. It won't take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johndell
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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” (102 reviews)
“fresh water” (58 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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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice little natural area, with short nature trails, and a covered viewing area at the water hole.

Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special. Didn't see any gators but did see a key deer. A short path to walk. It won't take much of your time to check out.

Thank Johndell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice park to walk through and immerse yourself in nature. Beautiful lake with lots of wildlife to see and enjoy.

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really hoping to see some key deer and figured we would drive out to blue hole while we were looking. We did see one but it was in front of someone's house. We got to Blue Hole around 1pm or so. It was...More

Thank Kahley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this is the largest body of fresh water in the keys. Kind of oddball but worth the stop just to have a look!

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice easy walk to view the wildlife around and in the Blue Hole. Observed some Key Deer in the area, very friendly. We also observed several fish and 2 alligators in the water. The walk is free and only a few minutes from the...More

1  Thank bandit153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very short walk will lead to the "blue hole". If you are lucky in addition to seeing the Key Deer you may just see the local alligator .

Thank yellowpixels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the key deer center near Winn Dixie. The lady there was very friendly and gave us a map outlining the best places to go looking for the deer, which led us to the Blue Hole. The trail to right is closed after...More

Thank HawaiiSupermom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park quick walk to the blue hole has seating and places to view wildlife doesn't show up on gps so added some pictures very easy to find on main road with parking enjoyable walk thru nature .

Thank Travel242424
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot to see fish but never saw alligators. Never knew this was in the keys. Saw deer and a lot of different trees.

Thank Sandyboo1957
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mmcreative
9 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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