National Key Deer Refuge

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National Key Deer Refuge

Address:179 Key Deer Blvd
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Phone:305-872-2239
Fax:305-872-2154
Web: nationalkeydeer.fws.gov
Established: 1957.
Location:Florida Keys, about 30 miles northeast of Key West.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails (é).
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:The Key deer is the smallest of all white-tailed deer and is a species not found anywhere else in the world. In 1957, only 27 known deer existed. With the establishment of the refuge and intensive law enforcement efforts, the population has increased to about 800 deer.
Habitats: 84,351 acres of upland forest, shrub wetland and wetland marsh.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Key deer, a subspecies of the Virginia white-tailed deer.

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