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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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Great dpot

Very short walk to observation deck with seating, saw alligator, iguanas, a hawk, birds, carp and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina M
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A big disappointment

Based off of the reviews, I was excited to visit here and see some gators or key deer. But I saw... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Ohb7
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Tampa, Florida
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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” (108 reviews)
“fresh water” (32 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very short walk to observation deck with seating, saw alligator, iguanas, a hawk, birds, carp and other fish; went in the afternoon so no deer, more likely to see them early AM and dusk. If you love nature do not miss

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Based off of the reviews, I was excited to visit here and see some gators or key deer. But I saw neither. The only wildlife I saw was an iguana and a turtle. One half of the trail around the lake is closed, so the...More

Thank Ohb7
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Pretty, quiet area, but didn't see the alligator and have been here on several occasions, bringing guests. Will often see key deer and iguanas though.

Thank lewesgal
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Its a good place to view key deer and other wild life bit the view is nothing spectacular abd ot is buggy.

Thank sarah W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's hot in Florida during the summer! This was a nice quick walk outdoors without getting too overheated :) We saw several iguana, birds, at least 3 different types of turtles, anoles, tons of fish, and we got to watch an osprey dive for fish...More

Thank Virginia B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The hubby and I wanted to just take a leisurely stroll and stopped at the blue hole. There's a telescope to see into the distance. A couple of alligators and a slew of fish. The cooler the weather the nicer the stroll.

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop to see all species that of birds. The key deer will come right up to you like dogs!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We took a quick jaunt off highway 1 to see if we could see any deer. We stopped at the visitor center. The friendly ranger told us to head to Blue Hole down the road about two miles. It was late morning and so the...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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

Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed 14 July 2017 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
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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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