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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

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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  • More than just a hole. A small wildlife preserve with good signage and a short walking path. Saw alligators and iguana.  more »
  • Not worth the drive to find it. There's nothing to see here except the occasional bird which you can see elsewhere anyway so skip this detour off Route 1 unless you're en route to somewhere else on No...  more »
  • no deer but an alligator. storm did a number, parts were still closed. tour guide was nice, easy to get to.  more »
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  • Lovely, enjoyed seeing Key deer and Gators. Drive slow! The deer are everywhere and it's their home. Definitely worth stopping to see.
  • Hidden Gem. Everytime I go here I see something different from alligators to Eagles all different kind of fish in the pond and a turtle an occasion. The anhenga bird likes to hang out there quite often. Forgot to mention you can also see some Key Deer around there or even on your drive out there. Just keep in mind it is illegal to feed the key deer or alligators.
  • Very beautiful place... but I think the gator is a myth... like the lockness monster :'D I never see him
  • So Close to Nature ♥️ Nice
  • Small place. Didn't see anything.
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