The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8,542-acre (34.57 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.To visit National Key Deer Refuge on your holiday in Big Pine Key, and find out what else Big Pine Key has to offer, use our Big Pine Key.
The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of upland forests, 5,100 acres (21 km2) of wetlands, and 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) of marsh. 2,278 acres (9.22 km2) of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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$294 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Florida Keys tour from 7-Mile Bridge to Key Deer and Overseas Highway
Duration: 5 hours
National Key Deer Refuge reviews
It would have been great if open, but you don't need it! The key deer are all over the place like stray dogs and they are friendly. Don't feed them, but the ones we came upon let us pet and give them.... more »
This is such a wonderfully cool place to visit. The deer are so clean and cute. They are also friendly. more »
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