Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge


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Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

Address:2045 Mud Lake Rd
DeLeon Springs, FL 32130

Phone:386-985-4673
Fax:386-985-7926
Web: www.fws.gov/lakewoodruff/
Established: 1964.
Location:30 miles north of Orlando in central Florida.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, observation tower, hiking trails.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, bicycling, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge protects ecologically sensitive lands along the Saint John River. It contains more than 5,000 acres of freshwater and more than 50 miles of waterways which are used by endangered Florida manatees as foraging, breeding and calving areas.
Habitats: 21,574 acres of freshwater marsh and hardwood swamp interspersed with canals, streams, and lakes.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: West Indian manatee, indigo snake, American alligator, snail kite, osprey, limpkin, gopher tortoise, and white-tailed deer.

See other parks in Florida.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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From March through May, Spring Garden Lake in the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge (29[degrees]12'N, 81[degrees]37'W) was included as a second reference site because of a very low water level in Orange Lake and the risk of dry-out.
In summary, we found depressed sexual characteristics in male mosquitofish from Lake Apopka when compared with fish from Orange Lake and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Specifically, the sperm counts were reduced in fish from Lake Apopka throughout the winter and spring.
We hypothesized that, like rodents (12-15) and chickens (3), sexually dimorphic patterns of testosterone metabolism would be observed in juvenile American alligators from the relatively pristine reference site, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Secondly, we hypothesized that altered hepatic enzyme activity would be observed in juvenile American alligators collected from intermediate (Moonshine Bay) and contaminated sites [Lake Apopka, the Belle Glade area on Lake Okeechobee, and Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA 3A) in the northern Everglades] when compared to our reference sites.