Station Use

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.

All housing is assigned by the station coordinator. For questions about housing please review our Living on station and User Guide.


2500 lakes within a 50km radius; 225,000+ acres of forest and lake, offering a wide variety of research opportunities from many disciplines. Reservation form

Juday HouseHousing

Trout Lake Station offers a variety of Housing opportunities for small or larger groups. All housing is assigned by the station coordinator.  Reservation form

Conferences and Meeting

The Tug Juday Conference room build in 2011 offers a comfortable space for up to 60 people and is available for environmental focus groups. Reservation form

Class Field Trip

Trout Lake Station offers housing and equipment for class field trips in the spring, fall and Winter. Class space in summer is not available.
Reservation form


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.

CFL and LTER Users

  • housing, boat, trailer and lab usage are provided free of charge.
  • fleet vehicle usage should be requested at time of reservation. Click here for TLS Fleet Vehicle Rates
  • 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).

Non-CFL and Non-LTER Users