Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
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.
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).
|Boat - No charge for our|
guests staying a week
|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||--||--|
- 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.”