The National Trout Center seeks to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their coldwater environments by engaging the public through education, practice and awareness.
The National Trout Center is located in Preston, Minnesota, which is in the heart of the four state driftless area and home to one of the country’s most remarkable freshwater resources – with over 600 coldwater limestone spring-fed creeks supporting a world-class trout fishery. Several thousand miles of mineral-rich streams weave across the landscape and represent one of the highest concentrations of the rarest forms of freshwater on Earth. These streams support abundant populations of trout, which in turn, attract tens of thousands of anglers to the region each year.
The National Trout Center is a great place for fishermen, families, groups and schools to visit!
The National Trout Center has caps, t-shirts, fishing books and cinch bags. Click here to view these and place an order. We will mail it and even include a trout card!
Thank you for a great season! About 1,300 people visited The National Trout Center, nearly 500 more than last year. We had 31 new members support us, including nine businesses. Our geology tour raised nearly $1,000. We sold more than $1,200 in merchandise this past season.