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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

(2.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
The Blue Hole is an attraction on the island of Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys. It is an abandoned rock quarry that was used for nearby road fills and Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad. The water it contains is mostly fresh and is used by various wildlife in the area, such as birds, snakes, alligators, key deer and green iguanas. It is part of the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • A good place to stretch your legs. NO FACILITIES. Short path around the pond. Did get to see some alligators. That's about it. 
  • A quaint place to visit and see the gators on Big Pine key and turtles and fish. A short walking trail goes part way around. It doesn't take much time but interesting. 
  • This is a place where you can view alligators, fresh water turtles and fresh water fish from a raised observation deck. Quite a novelty on an island surrounded by 2 oceans (the Atlantic on one side an...  more »