Prevent the Spread of Invasive SpeciesWords Trout Lake painted on row boat that is on shore with lake in background.

Before launching your boat, please stop at the office. We are doing our best to prevent the spread of invasive species into Trout Lake.  We will ask where your boat has been and hose it down with hot water, if needed.


Boat Launch

The launch works for most boats, but the water level varies.  If you have a large boat, please give us a call first and we can tell you if you can launch your boat safely.


Life Jackets (PDFs)

Life jackets are located in the shed to the right of the dock.  Please be sure to have the proper life jacket on board for each person.

State law requires a life jacket to be worn by children less than 10 years of age when aboard watercraft in Minnesota when the craft is under way (not tied up at a dock or permanent mooring).


Fun and Fishing on the Pontoon
Grandpa Takes Anthony for a Boat Ride
Fish Any Way You Can
Paddling on Trout Lake
Pontoon Ride with Anthony
Trout Lake Boat on Trailer
Friends on the Pontoon
Autumn Boat

Boat Rates

 HourlyHalf DayDailyWeekly
Boat - No charge for our
guests staying a week
or longer
Canoe - No charge for our guests--$20$40$200
Motor - Plus the cost of fuel--$25$50$250
Pontoon - Plus the cost of fuel$25$100----
Boat Launch/Parking
- No charge for our guests

Trout Lake is a Peaceful Place

It’s a lot like being on a lake in the BWCA.  It’s designated as an Environmental Natural Resource Lake, as opposed to a Recreational Use Lake.

Trout Lake is Special

The Fisheries Section of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting a long-term project called SLICE: Sustaining Lakes In A Changing Environment.


Trout Lake is one of the three Super Sentinel Lakes and one of the 24 Sentinel Lakes being studied.  The DNR is sampling and testing Trout Lake and the other lakes looking for a cause and effect understanding of how stressors, such as invasive species, aquatic plant removal, and climate affect habitat and fish communities.


The DNR’s description of the study includes, “The net outcome of these stressors is warmer, more productive waters with weakened resilience. Accordingly, the mission of the SLICE program is to monitor major stressors, evaluate their risk to lake habitats and fish communities, inform proactive measures to mitigate the harmful effects of stressors, and finally, continually evaluate whether management actions are successfully delivering fishable and swimmable waters to the citizens of Minnesota.”


Others are also studying Trout Lake’s water, including the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center and researchers at the University of Minnesota and Oklahoma State University.

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