We enjoyed driving through the area and viewing the deer. There were many right on the roadside. There was no cost to ride along the area.
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About National Key Deer Refuge
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The volunteers and refuge managers are most helpful. Guides regularly lead walks thru the refuge, bike rides, and even kayaking trips. Photographic and insect sessions, butterfly walks, as well as plant identification sessions are offered, in addition to Key Deer information sessions.
The most important thing to remember when making this trip is to drive slow and be on the look- out for the deer. They are small and friendly. I visit every year with my dad and many times I don't see any but this year...More
We had heard about the key deer, but we really weren't 'tuned in' until we saw the signs in Big Pine Key warning everyone to drive slowly and carefully. Not long after we saw the first sign, we had our first encounter...one ran across the...More
A must top place while in the Keys; the Key deer are easy to spot since they graze so close to the road and are not afraid of humans. Also, stop at the visitor center in Marathon and get the full info on the refuge.
Well tended and marked trails show off the habitat well. Lots of bird life and turtles around the pond. Good opportunities to encounter deer especially early and late. If all else fails, there are deer in the residential neighborhoods just a bit further down the...More