Tick Island Blueway
(Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge)
Location: 601 Ponce DeLeon Boulevard,
DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
From a launch site in DeLeon Springs State Park, the Tick Island trail offers paddlers a 12-mile round trip through waters of the St. Johns River system. The journey begins on a spring run leading to Lake Woodruff, continues to Lake Dexter, and finally winds through marshlands to Tick Island and Mud Lake and back to the start. Some of America's oldest pottery, bone, stone and shell artifacts have been recovered from Tick Island. Attractions along the trail include the area's rich bird life.
- Parking spaces available
- Canoe Launch