Trout Trails

  • Michigan is nationally known as a trout fishing destination with nearly 20,000 miles of cold, quality trout streams and hundreds of trout lakes accessible to anglers. With all these sites to visit, how does an angler decide where to go?

    Check out Michigan's Trout Trails which are biologist-verified great trout waters that are often lesser known. This map includes detailed descriptions and photos for each site, as well as information for area lodging, restaurants and guide services to assist with your trip planning needs. In addition, site-specific information such as the trout species available, regulations, stocked or natural reproduction and other noteworthy tidbits are all at your fingertips!

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    This application contains a complex map. Call 517-284-5839 for assistance with reading or interpreting. If you have questions or comments please contact: Elyse Walter at

  • More sites are coming!

    The first, second and third phases of Trout Trails feature nearly 300 sites spread out over multiple areas of Michigan. Additional locations will continue to be added over time to eventually provide statewide trails for anglers to pursue.