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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
2.9/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Worth a stop, if only for the opportunity to see an alligator in the keys and the chance that you may get up close and personal with a key deer. 
  • Went here late afternoon. You should see an alligator or more, ibis and herons. Key deer are all over the area and relatively tame. 
  • We love this small park and visit every time we are on Big Pine. There is a short hike around the Blue Hole, which is an old quarry filled in with fresh water. It is not the only freshwater source on ...  read more »
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