Nearly 100 new sites added to DNR's Trout Trails web app

Highlights nearly 300 high-quality Michigan trout waters.
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Statewide DNR News

April 11, 2017

Contact: Elyse Walter, 517-284-5839

DNR's Trout Trails web application now features locations across the state

The latest additions to the Department of Natural Resources’ online Trout Trails application now ensure quality trout streams and lakes are pinpointed for anglers to visit throughout the state of Michigan.

official graphic for Trout Trails websiteTrout Trails is an interactive tool featuring fisheries biologist-verified trout waters that are often lesser known, but considered outstanding destination points.

This is the third phase of Trout Trails, with nearly 100 additional sites added to the application. That brings the total number of locations to nearly 300. These newly added sites feature lakes and streams located in the eastern, central and western Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.

The DNR will continue to add more locations over time to add to the statewide coverage of these types of waters.

Interested anglers should visit to access the web-based Trout Trails application. Please note, Trout Trails is not a downloadable app, but it is compatible with all types of electronic devices.

Each of the nearly 300 destinations features extensive information, including trout species available, regulations, presence of stocked or naturally reproducing fish, driving directions, area lodging, restaurants and note-worthy information (such as presence of fast water, canoe/kayak/tube accessibility, best times to fish, what bait or lure to use, etc.).

“We know more and more anglers are using the Trout Trails map to plan future fishing trips, and with these latest additions we ensure those folks can find a world-class trout fishing opportunity in practically every corner of the state,” said Elyse Walter, communication specialist with the DNR’s Fisheries Division.

Information about each Trout Trails site also is available in a printable format.

/Note to editors: An accompanying photo, plus the official Trout Trails graphic, is available below for download. Caption information follows.

Those who love to fish for trout will want to check out the DNR's online Trout Trails tool, as the latest additions to this web-based app are now live./ 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

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