Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Big Pine Key, west side, Pine Channel, FL
The island of Big Pine Key in Monroe County is home to the only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys. The lake is called the Blue Hole and is an abandoned rock quarry. The quarry is home to wildlife including alligators and green iguanas. Big Pine Key is also home to the National Key Deer Refuge.Pine Channel is located off the western coast of Big Pine Key. It is crossed by the Overseas Highway that connects Big Pine Key’s western shore to Little Torch Key.
On Monday, April 18th 2022 voting began in our 4th annual “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest! Participation is free and open to everyone. Vote for your harbor HERE. Voting for this year’s Best Harbor contest is open from April 18th through May 31st, 2022. Participation is limited to one vote… Learn More
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