De Leon Springs State Park provides access to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, where canoeists can explore 22,000 acres of lakes, creeks and marshes. Canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals are available in the park throughout the year. The park is next to Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is easily accessed by water and provides excellent birding and fishing opportunities. Paddleboats can be rented by the half hour and hour through the park's concession. Canoes and kayaks are available by the hour and half day (four hours). As there is limited road access into the refuge, all rentals return to their point of departure at the park. All rentals must return to the dock by 4:30 p.m. and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian. A drivers license is necessary as deposit.
In order to participate in this program, one:
Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions for the duration of the rental.
Must have the ability to return the craft to the dock after rental, independently or with the assistance of a companion.
Must have the ability to put on and wear a properly fitted personal flotation device.
Must have the ability to board and disembark from the vessel independently or with the assistance of a companion via a sloped ramp.
Must have the ability to right oneself and remain face up in the water with the aid of a personal flotation device, in the event of capsizing.
Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outside temperatures ranging from 40 to 90 degrees, for the duration of the rental.