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Address: Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-872-0774
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Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a...

Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a limestone quarry, where fresh water is layered over salt water.

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Go see the alligator!

This relatively small 'waterhole' is surrounded by typical Florida mangrove terrain. At the time of our visit, it was apparently occupied by two resident alligators, although we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved the Bluehole, the alligators and turtles were lovely, the lady was a fountain of knowledge, well worth a visit.

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Thank Decca18
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really pretty if you like nature and wild life it's just a short trail along the blue hole i was hoping for a little bit more wild life.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This relatively small 'waterhole' is surrounded by typical Florida mangrove terrain. At the time of our visit, it was apparently occupied by two resident alligators, although we only saw one. For some reason, the alligators seem to like basking in the sun near the viewing platform, which is very convenient for visitors. Please resist the temptation to feed the alligators.... More 

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Thank aberdeenangler
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wnet to the Blue Hole in hopes of seeing the endangered Key Deer. Ended up seeing two deer and the Big Pine Key Blue Hole One- eyed Gator. The volunteers were helpful and had a good knowledge of the area. WE stopped at Blue Hole and then drove a short distance to No Name Key and walked the trail... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome boardwalk around natural environment alligators to see close up lots of fish & birds great walkway suitable for disabled & wheelchairs & all ages

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Thank BurpengaryFoodie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were there, there were volunteers coming and going because of monitoring different animals that use the Blue Hole. It seems that this is one of the few freshwater places to take refuge.

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Thank Christine H
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only fresh water lake in the Florida Keys! Don't plan on taking a dip as there is a resident alligator who lives here. This is an old rock quarry that was used for nearby roads and the Overseas Railroad Extension in the early 1900's. As part of the National Key Deer Refuge, you will see wildlife like... More 

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Thank NavyCop7
Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was funny to see the alligator and large fish and softshell turtle all co-existing together! Didn't get to see a Key Deer though. They must have been hiding today!

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can walk almost the whole way around the pond in about twenty minutes, so it is worth the time. The pond is full of fish and turtles and an alligator, though we didn't see it.

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Thank r2d2bob
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

See the infamous man eating alligator. Please do not swim in Blue Hole. :) Enjoy a leisure walk around this fresh water pond.

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