The Trout Lake Station is a year-round field station operated by the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Located in the Northern Highland Lake District in northern Wisconsin, the station provides access to a wide variety of aquatic ecosystems and their surrounding landscapes.More than 2500 lakes are within 50km of the station.
The station has a long history of aquatic research. Since its founding in 1924 more than 1000 scientific publications and student theses have resulted from research conducted at Trout
Lake. In addition to fostering research, the Trout Lake Station is used regularly for field trips by undergraduate and graduate courses from universities throughout the Midwest.
†Since 1981, the station has served as a field site for the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research Project, along with the Madison Lakes Region in southern Wisconsin. The Trout Lake Research Station studies seven lakes and their surrounding landscapes in order to study the long-term ecology of lakes across a broad scale, including relationships to atmospheric, geochemical, landscape and human processes.
The station is well-equipped to support both short - and long-term visits. The stationís all-season cabins provide 37 year-round beds, and 48 in the summer (May-October) in our summer only cabins. The Frost House has an additional 8 beds and is available for faculty and scientists conducting research related to the environmental sciences. Modern laboratories and field equipment are available for research use by visiting researchers. High-speed wireless internet access is available in the laboratory and residence cabins.
If interested in doing research at Trout Lake Field Station please contact Tim Kratz , Station Director, or call at 715-356-9494