Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.


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    Support the Friends Group

    Support the Wildlife Association. The non-profit group helps the refuge put on special events, fund interns, and much more!

    Merritt Island Wildlife Association

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    Refuge Hunting Information

    Hunting is allowed on the refuge by permit only.



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Duck Stamps


Duck stamps are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They are not valid for postage. Created in 1934 as federal licenses required for hunting migratory waterfowl; Federal Duck Stamps have a much larger purpose today.

Duck Stamp Program

About the Complex

Merritt Island Complex

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

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS