The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre 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 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre 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.
National Key Deer Refuge Reviews
This was a very nice place with lots to learn, not only about the Key deer, but other local animals as well. Nice little gift shop too. more »
If you look for the location of the refuge, you'll only find an administration office. In fact, you should look for the Key deers in the entire islando, particularly in the way to the No Name Key... more »
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