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Blue Hole

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My wife and I have looked for the Blue Hole before on other trips but managed to find it in October... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Key Deer

This was a neat little pond. We didn’t see any alligators but, after three years going to The Keys... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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Key deer, alligators and fish gather at this watering hole, formerly a limestone quarry, where fresh water is layered over salt water.
Key Deer Boulevard, Off U.S. 1, Mile Marker 30, Big Pine Key, FL
+1 305-872-0774
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have looked for the Blue Hole before on other trips but managed to find it in October 2018. There were two gators lying in the water right under the viewing stand. They were so still we both thought them to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TNCatfish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is slightly tricky to find. I made it here expecting to see key deer, walked on the short trails but did not see a single one. I did see several turtles and 1 alligator on the observation platform. The bugs were out in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leahdanger
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Rather than making this a quick stop, sit for a bit in the peace and quiet. Watch exotic birds fly in and out, key deer ramble through, and you might even see the local gators.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mrsh20152015
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Went to Blue Hole in search of Key Deer did see 2 crocodiles but no deer at blue Hole until we got back to the car! Right behind us was a female deer unfortunately it wasn't afraid of us and walked right up to us☹️I'm...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank durk711
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This was a neat little pond. We didn’t see any alligators but, after three years going to The Keys I saw three Key deer. It’s worth the short drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heidi_Wanders
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

IT was a Nice drive to the blue hole. IT was really hot. There where no alligators in the pound. But we saw a deer om the side. Not scared for us human. Om the way to no name key we saw more deels.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jolanda K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Part of the trail is still closed here due to the damage from the hurricane. We did get to see the alligator swimming around though. The water was pretty clear. There were Key deer across the road as well. Got good photos and video.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank coconutpalmtree
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Short walk from parking lot (room for just a few cars). No entrance fee. Beautiful lake in a former quarry. We saw turtles, lots of birds and fish, but unfortunately no alligators.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PiaP2
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

is all you really need here. We saw the alligator, turtles and fish. make sure to wear sunscreen, it was hot. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Wasn't expecting this to be a pond. Was expecting a bit more grandeur. Still, a short walk, a little viewing dock to see a turtle in the water. If you are passing by and like nature, make a quick stop, if not, don't drive far...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michele c
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Response from AlexandraGreat | Reviewed this property |
yes quite dog friendly, just lots of deers running around, so you will need a leash..also our dog once jumped in the lake with the alligator who pulled him under the water, but then released him.. so use a leash :)