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!
If you haven’t been to the National Trout Center for our FREE Fly Tying Fridays, what are you waiting for? Every Friday from 10am-3:30pm you can learn how to tie flies or if you already are a fly tying expert, come by and show us your skills. Visitors have fun while learning the art of fly tying. And when you’re at the Center, you’ll get to see our live trout exhibit sponsored by POET, one of our corporate sponsors.