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Blue Hole, Big Pine Key

3.9
#3 of 11 in Wildlife in 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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  • Worth the stop to see a fresh water hole in the keys. I saw the little alligator, the big one was apparently sunning himself elswhere.  more »
  • This spot is either hit or miss. When we visited it was less than special. I expected abundant bird life this time of year and in fact there were just two green herons deciding where to build a nest. ...  more »
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  • It was a fun little out of the way place to visit. There are no signs I saw to go to it, you kind of have to be told about it. Looked very nice, didn't get to see any of the wildlife in the area except for some turtles and fish but it was still worth it.
  • It does not look like much at the road side, and it isn't terribly easy to find without gmaps, but take a short walk from the road parking area to the blue hole and just look and listen for the wildlife, getting closer and more abundant by the minute.
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