Visit Us

The refuge is open year-round during daylight hours or from sunrise to sunset. It may be open on a limited basis outside these hours for special events sponsored by the refuge.

Visitor Center Hours

November - March

8am - 4:30 pm eastern time 7 days/week

April - October*

8 am - 4:30 pm eastern time Monday - Friday

*Due to current staffing constraints, the visitor center may be closed intermittently for several days or part of the day from April-October. Please call 386-985-4673 for current availability. 

Closed on all federal holidays. 

Maps, brochures and other informational materials can also be found in the kiosk located near the entrance to the parking lot.


Fifteen miles of trails are available for exploration. Various trails are available for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. Trails pass through a variety of habitats, including marshes, impounded wetlands, and pine flatwoods. All trails on the refuge are generally flat, but trail substrates are variable, and may include boardwalks, foot paths, or mowed grass. While trails are flat, users should keep in mind that Florida summers are hot and humid, with the potential of daily lightning storms. Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated. The use of sunscreen is highly recommended as many of the trails lack shade. Trail users should be prepared for biting and stinging insects, which may be present in all seasons.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Merritt Island Complex.

Rules and Policies

Fires are prohibited at all times

Pets are not allowed on the refuge

Camping is not allowed

Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited

Public access, use, or recreational activities not specifically allowed are prohibited

Compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including all official signs is required

Hiking, fishing, sightseeing, nature observation and photography are allowed during daylight hours only

Swimming, wading, and snorkeling are prohibited

Launching, landing, or disturbing wildlife by aircraft (including drones) on the refuge is prohibited (50 CFR 27.34/27.61).

The refuge is for wildlife. Metal detecting, or the removal or disturbance of artifacts is prohibited. The only time you can remove anything from the refuge, except trash, is when fishing and hunting, as permitted by fishing and hunting regulations. 


Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
2045 Mud Lake RoadDe Leon Springs,FL32130