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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Small along the road turnoff preserve..but two gators live there and were right at the observation deck chilling out plus quite a few different turtles and birds. Quite a few different kinds of fish f...  more »
  • Were hoping t spot the "gator reported to be in here but no luck. Was very clear water so one could see a lot of the fish, turtles and other water dwelling creatures. This is worth the time to see, fo...  more »
  • We drove to the Blue Hole while looking for Key Deer. It was pretty hot, so we didn't stay too long. We could see some small turtles swimming around, but otherwise not much. Certainly there were no Ke...  more »