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Lake Woodruff
National Wildlife Refuge

2045 Mud Lake Road
Deleon Springs, FL   32130
E-mail: lakewoodruff@fws.gov
Phone Number: 386-985-4673
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The public is encouraged to visit the refuge year-round. The nature trails and levees along the impoundments are excellent areas for walking, hiking, bicycling, wildlife observation and photography. Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge provides a variety of educational opportunities for all ages in an effort to increase an awareness and appreciation for the natural environment.

Fishing is permitted year round in accordance with state regulations and the possession of a Florida fishing license. Fishing within the public use areas at the freshwater impoundments is permitted. Popular species are Bass, Bream and Crappie. Fishing is also allowed in the various lakes and streams within the refuge boundaries, however a boat is needed to reach these sites.

Limited hunting is permitted on the Refuge on a permit basis. Hunting is restricted to the use of bow and arrows and to primitive guns. Consult the refuge hunting brochure for detailed information.

Wildlife Observation
The refuge observation tower has a fixed binocular and provides a beautiful and vast view over the impoundments, marshes and islands. Large parts of he refuge can only be reached by water and a slow canoe ride can be the most enjoyable way of observing many plants and animals.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national educational program to inform visitors about reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities, particularly non-motorized recreation. Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for the natural world and our fellow wildland visitors. We can act on behalf of the places and wildlife that inspire us by adopting the skills and ethics that enable us to Leave No Trace.

1. Plan ahead and prepare.
2. Travel on durable surfaces.
3. Dispose of waste properly.
4. Leave what you find.
5. Respect wildlife.
6. Be considerate of other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace, visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Web site. (http://www.lnt.org)

Refuge Headquarters Office - Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday; closed weekends. Public Use area and nature trails are open daily (sunrise to sunset) year-round.

Entrance Fees
No entrance fees are required to enter the public use areas.

Use Fees
$12.50 hunting permit
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