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The Trout Lake Nature Center property, buildings and trails are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM–4 PM and Sunday 1–4 PM (last entry at 3:30 PM). We are closed to the public on Mondays when we work to improve or maintain our facilities.  Entry fees are $5/vehicle, TLNC members enter for free. Membership costs $35 for an annual individual membership; and $50 for an annual family membership.  

The Trout Lake Nature Center is a wonderful place to experience natural Florida and learn about this unique region of the state.

Visitors enjoy walking the many trails, seeing our Animal Ambassadors (turtles and snakes), exploring our exhibits in the Education Building and Natural History Museum, and strolling the peaceful boardwalk to our observation/education dock on Trout Lake.

The 230-acre property also features educational displays along our trails and several picnic spots. These include a screened-in picnic shelter that can be rented for birthdays or events otherwise its use is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t miss our stunning Grandfather Oak! The property is littered with several other large oaks such as the Hidden Oak and Celebration Oak. Staff and volunteers are often available to enhance your knowledge and experience with ‘pop-up’ presentations to small groups.

All admission funds go to support our programs, facilities, habitat, and staff. We are an independent nonprofit organization and depend on your support.

Our Address
520 E County Road 44
Eustis, FL 32736

From Eustis/Tavares/Mt. Dora

  • Take SR 19 north through downtown Eustis.
  • Continue until you reach CR 44 (intersection with Burger King, Publix, Winn Dixie, CVS, and Walgreens).
  • Turn right (east) and the entrance is 0.5 miles down the road on the right side.

From Altoona/Umatilla/Ocala National Forest

  • Take SR 19 south through Altoona and Umatilla. Shortly after you enter the Eustis city limits you will find an intersection with Burger King, Publix, Winn Dixie, CVS, and Walgreens.
  • Turn left (east) and the entrance is 0.5 miles down the road on the right side.

Map Coordinates
Latitude: 28.872345 Longitude: -81.681452

Facilities Rentals

Facilities may be rented by outside groups or individuals for a small fee. The education building, picnic shelter, Grandfather Oak and other areas are available for your special events. For more information on the rental of our facilities and prices, call 352-357-7536.

Our Sponsors and Partners

  • MDCT
  • City of Eustis
    City of Eustis
  • Lake County
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  • AdventHealth
  • SECO Energy
  • Duke Energy
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520 East CR 44
Eustis, FL 32736-2518