National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge6 Votes
- Address: 179 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-3058720774
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids
Home to the endangered Key Deer, The National Key Deer Refuge has around 800 animals, out of which 21 threatened and endangered species of flora and fauna are found in this forest. Upland forests, wetlands, marsh areas are found in the forest, earning it the recognition of a wilderness area. The endangered species includes Bartram’s Hairstreak Butterfly, Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit, Birds like Osprey, White Ibis, Peregrine Falcon, Royal Tern, Double Crested Cormorant, Mangrove Cuckoo and so on, Reptiles like Red Rat Snake, Black Racer, Indigo Snake, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Key Ringneck Snake, Green Anole, Six-lined Racerunner, Mole Skink, Florida Box Turtle, Striped Mud Turtle, Green Tree Frog, Southern Leopard Frog and crocodiles are found here in abundance. Explore wildlife and the diverse ecology at the Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge.
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How to Reach National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge
- On foot
National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge Reviews & Ratings
Be aware it is closed pending a move. Best time to see the deer is around dawn or dusk especially on our near No Name Key. They are there, just drive around for a bit! The deer get 5 stars. The 1 star is for the visit center because it's temporarily shut for extended period of time but no signs or updates on Google.
These Deer are Precious! Once you see them up close, you will automatically want to do the 45/35 MPH Speed limits! But, if you don't want to observe the posted speed, the Cops AND the Locals will convince you!
Didn't see any deer on the nature trails (or anywhere else). I'm sure they're cute though so 5 stars for the deer. The visitor center wasn't open on time, looked shabby, and didn't help at all. 1 star for the center.
Great place for bird watching and of course deer watching. Take your time, go slow and you'll see lots of live. Looking forward to the new Visitor Center opening soon.
Loce that they keep the key deer safe and raise awareness.