Welcome to Trout Lake Nature Center
Founded by the Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society in 1988
Central Florida’s Trout Lake Nature Center is a 230 acre wildlife preserve located near the southern entrance to Ocala National Forest in Eustis, Florida, between the cities of Ocala and Orlando. The Center has a 1,000 foot long boardwalk extending into Trout Lake, with a pavillion on the lake. There are numerous interpretive trails including an Adenture walk with a swinging bridge and a picnic pavilion. The Charles Newell Hall and Museum serves as a museum/classroom and the Environmental Education Center housing an audio visual meeting room seating 125 people.
The entrance can be reached about 4/10ths of a mile east of the intersection of CR 44 and SR 19. Watch for our sign and entrance on the right.