The station is located on the south shore of Trout Lake in Vilas County. The main laboratory offers visiting researchers access to labs and office space for their research needs. Our all-season laboratory is a 10,000 sq. ft., two-story structure located on the south shore of Trout Lake. The main building contains multiple small laboratories and offices that are assigned to researchers as needed. In addition, rooms equipped with aquaria, microscopes, incubators, and general use computers are available for common use. The station has meeting facilities including a library, a large conference room (60 people) and 2 small meeting spaces.Trout Lake Station has year round housing for 37 researchers with an additional 10 beds available in the summer, 8 of these beds, located in the Frost House, are reserved for senior researchers and can accommodate small informal meetings. Please complete the reservation form for all your Trout Lake Station needs.
Trout Lake Station strives to make research possible for all users. Fees are negotiable and are not intended to discourage any scientific pursuits that would benefit from using the resources on station. Please contact Gretchen Gerrish, station director, if you have questions.
All users interested in using the gas chromatograph, scintillation counter, spectrophotometer, and/or shock boat should contact Gretchen Gerrish to ask about availability and fees. Classes will be charged housing on a per student basis. Class use of lab, conference room, boats, and/or trailers should be requested at the time of reservation and fees will be calculated based on the table below.
UW-Madison researchers in the environmental sciences
- housing, boat, trailer and lab usage are provided free of charge.
- fleet vehicle usage should be requested at time of reservation. Charges will be applied proportional to use. (for reference: Fleet rate = $34/day)
- researchers budgeting for projects that require extensive ARGO, snow mobile, boat and/or trailer usage should request funding to support repair and maintenance (50/week, 200/month).