National Key Deer Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Male key deer on No Name Key in the Florida Keys.
Map showing the location of National Key Deer Refuge
Map showing the location of National Key Deer Refuge
LocationMonroe County, Florida, United States
Nearest cityBig Pine Key, Florida
Coordinates24°44′N 81°24′W / 24.733°N 81.400°W / 24.733; -81.400Coordinates: 24°44′N 81°24′W / 24.733°N 81.400°W / 24.733; -81.400
Area8,542 acres (34.57 km2)
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteNational 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.

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