National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key

4.0
#2 of 14 in Wildlife in Big Pine Key
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Create an itinerary including National Key Deer Refuge
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.

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.
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.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

National Key Deer Refuge reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
675 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great stop for information. History of the deer was interesting the woman on staff was so friendly. Great to stop and learn a little before or after seeing the deer 
    Great stop for information. History of the deer was interesting the woman on staff was so friendly. Great to stop and learn a little before or after seeing the deer  more »
  • The only place in the world where these endangered deer are found! Signs abound to drive slowly and watch for these charmers. We drove to the end of the road into the preserve and were fortunate to... 
    The only place in the world where these endangered deer are found! Signs abound to drive slowly and watch for these charmers. We drove to the end of the road into the preserve and were fortunate to...  more »

Plan your trip to Big Pine Key

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.