Trout Lake Station is well-equipped to provide access for researchers to nearly any aquatic site in the Northern Highland Lake District. Major field gear includes: four-wheel-drive trucks, numerous boats equipped with motors and trailers, and four canoes. Scuba gear is also available. A snowmobile, ice augers, and snowshoes are available for winter field work. Several instrumented buoys are deployed on nearby lakes. We have most standard collecting gear for general limnological work.
If you are interested in doing research at Trout Lake Station, please contact Gretchen Gerrish, Station Director, or call 608-890-4763.
Six year-round cabins/houses and four seasonal cabins can accommodate 37 people year round and 48 during May-October. All cabins have fully equipped kitchens and the year-round buildings have bathroom/shower facilities. Residents of the seasonal cabins use a centralized bathroom/shower building. All housing units have WiFi available.
The Tug Juday Conference room build in 2011 offers a comfortable space for up to 60 people and is available for environmental focus groups.
Trout Lake Station offers housing and equipment for class field trips in the spring, fall and Winter. Class space in summer is not available.
Trout Lake Station is part of the University of Wisconsin, not the DNR. We do collaborate with the DNR in research and conservation efforts. Our research scientists are available to speak at lake association’s or civic group’s meetings. Contact Gretchen Gerrish station director if interested in this opportunity. While we welcome questions about any lake, not all lakes have been studied extensively, will answer your questions to the best of our knowledge. We have several specialists available to identify any species of plant or animal from your lake brought to the station.