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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

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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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  • Very beautiful place... but I think the gator is a myth... like the lockness monster :'D I never see him
  • We saw a lot of wildlife
  • Worth a visit. We have seen here a key deer, alligators and turtles.
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Where to stay in Big Pine Key

You won't find many accommodations in Big Pine Key, as the island remains primarily residential. To the north, some bed and breakfasts give you the chance to enjoy the Florida Keys without the crowds, while a campground remains a back-to-basics option for those wanting to be close to the water and out in the sun.
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