With a total area of about 26 sq. miles, Big Pine Key is a part of Monroe County in the state of Florida. Big Pine Key is located on an island in the name of Florida Keys. The Blue hole is said to be the only fresh water lake of Florida Keys. The area is full of different kinds of flaura and fauna and is also a part of National Key Deer Refuge. This attracts a large number of tourists. Big Pine Key is a shopping center with a grocery store and several other stores. The area also has a number of bars and restaurants. Tourism related businesses are an important part of economic activity.