Trout Lake Station black and white photo of cabins along lakeshore

Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Trout Lake Station May 31-June 2, 2024

Join Us at Trout Lake Station to Celebrate 100 Years of Limnology!

Summer Crew 2023. To see if your year is represented in our photo archives visit CFL SmugMug photos. To see more historic TLS photos visit CFL Library Archive

Calling all Trout Lake Station and Center for Limnology Alumni and Friends! Please join us May 31st – June 2nd, 2024 to celebrate our “LimnoCentennial.” The event will be hosted both on Station and in Boulder Junction and will include time to connect with many generations of Trout Lakers, reflections on TLS science over the decades, and a special presentation of the lifetime broken prop award!

Don’t miss this weekend of shared meals, tours, boating, volleyball and bonfires. It’s a chance to make new memories “on Station” as we celebrate the first century of limnology at TLS and look forward to another hundred years! We have scheduled the event to easily include travelers to Madison for ASLO 2024 to be held June 2 – June 7th. Round trip transportation to and from Madison is an option for attendees.

We enjoy receiving updated information. Please email Amber Mrnak with names of people in photos shown or with new photos (please include photo information).

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 31 

4:30 pm-7:30 pm Arrival & Welcome Reception with beverages and appetizers at Boulder Beer Bar in Boulder Junction, WI

Saturday, June 1

Morning at Boulder Junction Community Center

8:00 am:  Continental breakfast

9:00 am – 12:15 pm: Presentations

  • 9:00 – 9:05: Introduction – Gretchen Gerrish
  • 9:05 – 9:20: Welcome and Water Reflections – Tinker Schuman from Lac du Flambeau
  • 9:20 – 9:30: The Juday Family connection – Dave and Pat Juday
  • 9:30 – 9:40: Stories of Art Hasler – Arthur ‘Fritz’ Hasler
  • 9:40 – 10:00: A Brief History of Trout Lake Station – John Magnuson
  • 10:00 – 10:20: Stories of Now and Future: Sagen Quale, Quinn Smith, Joe Mrnak
  • 10:20-10:40: Break
  • 10:40 – 11:00: Perspectives on the Trout Lake Station Experience – Tim Kratz
  • 11:00 – 11:20: Cascade and LTER: Then and Now – Emily Stanley
  • 11:20 – 11:40: Stories of Now and Future: Lizzie Emch, Danny Szydlowski, Ray Allen
  • 11:40 – 12:15: Envisioning the Next 100! – Jake Vander Zanden and Gretchen Gerrish

12:15 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch and free time

Afternoon & Evening at Trout Lake Station

3:00 pm -5:00 pm: Tours, boating, volleyball, recreation etc. 

*Signup for hosted tours during breakfast and morning break

  • Walking tour of old Trout Lake Station site hosted by John Magnuson*
  • Bog Walk hosted by Susan Knight*
  • UNDERC field trip hosted by Danny Szydlowski*
  • Pontoon tours of Trout Lake
  • Explore and recreate lakeside at Trout Lake Station

5:00 pm: Beverages and appetizers

6:30 pm: Dinner

Evening fire(s) and social time

*Shuttles to Boulder Junction will depart at 8:00 and 10:00

Sunday, June 2

Breakfast on your own in Boulder Junction, vouchers provided

Registration & Lodging

Register Here

Early Registration $125- Extended!! register by March 29th

Late Registration (after March 29th) $175

Registration includes a Friday evening Welcome Reception and appetizers, continental breakfast on Saturday, recreation, reception & dinner at Trout Lake Station on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday;

*Lodging, travel, and Saturday Lunch is not included in Registration.


Optional- please select during your registration

Cost: $120 – Transportation will be provided from Madison to Trout Lake Station on May 31 and return on June 2. This will also include transportation between Boulder Junction Community Center and Trout Lake Station throughout the weekend.


Price is not included in your registration but multiple venues in the Boulder Junction Area are holding blocks for our event!

Within Walking Distance of the Community Center

Accommodations requiring driving

  • Camp Manitowish ($55 per person per night, 12 person bunk rooms, or family style cabins with outdoor bathroom. Quiet hours enforced and no alcohol permitted on site). *Contact Amber Mrnak ( if you choose this option!
  • White Birch (prices vary:
  • UW Kemp Natural Resource Station ($25 per person per night in the Lodge shared housing;
  • Additional campgrounds, AirBnB, and hotels are available in the greater Minocqua area. Please reach out if you have questions.

Register Here