Big Pine Key, FL

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Big Pine Key was the location of one of the stations of the Overseas Railroad. The island of Big Pine Key is home to the National Key Deer Refuge; the majority of the Key deer population is found on this island. The Blue Hole 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, and invasive green iguanas. It is part of the National Key Deer Refuge.

Quick Facts

  • City Established: Unincorporated Community

  • Population: 5,032

  • Fun Facts :

The Blue Hole is the only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys.

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