P113. National Key Deer Refuge: Blue Hole

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SiteID: S113A

Region: South

County: Monroe

Nearest City: Big Pine Key

Phone Number: 305-872-0774

Website: P113. National Key Deer Refuge: Blue Hole

Features/Amenities: Good for beginners, Birding by foot/hiking, Best time of day: Both morning and evening, Recommended length of visit: quick stop

Habitats: Pines, Lake/Pond/Impoundment, Hardwoods/Mixed Forest

Description:

Blue Hole Trail is 0.25 miles long and partially circles one of the few bodies of fresh water on Big Pine Key, a feature that not only attracts Green Herons and Belted Kingfishers, but also brings in migrating warblers, vireos and thrushes.

 
From mile marker 30.5 on US 1 on Big Pine Key, turn north on Key Deer Blvd. and drive 2.8 mi. to Blue Hole parking on left.
 
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Open all year, sunrise to sunset.
 
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Location: 24.705765, -81.37979