The Lower Keys provide verdant cover for indigenous deer at the National Key Deer Refuge, 8,300 acres comprised mostly of shrub wetlands and wetland marshes and about 2,400 acres of upland forests. Almost extinct in the 1980s, Key Deer now number about 800 and can be seen throughout the refuge. At the Blue Hole, a quarry filled with freshwater, visitor facilities include an observation deck from which kids can view alligators and other marsh creatures.

 
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Away Travel Expert: Sarah White
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  • Look for deer at dawn or dusk, when they tend to be more active.

Address:
Visitor Center
Key Deer Blvd.
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
Parking: Monday to Sunday dawn to dusk


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 305-872-2239
Fax: 305-872-3675
Email: keydeer@fws.gov
Neighborhood: Lower Keys
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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