Trout Lake Township

Chippewa County

Group of people at Trout Lake Pride Gazebo

Trout Lake Township occupies the southwest corner of Chippewa County and is home to the lake of the same name. The township and the unincorporated community of Trout Lake have much to offer the outdoor enthusiast, with vast natural resources including and surrounding the lake. Trout Lake Township overlaps Hiawatha National Forest. The township is 143.6 square miles, including Muir Woods Nature Preserve (70.39 acres) and Badgley-Little Trout Lake Natural Preserve (28.43 acres). Both are operated by the Little Traverse Conservancy. Recreation is a key theme in Trout Lake Township and featured at the Township Park, which is seven acres and includes a boat launch, beach, and other facilities.

Township Office

Trout Lake Twp.
32686 W. H40
Trout Lake, MI 49793-0215

Phone: (906) 569-3291

Fax: (906) 569-3772


Trout Lake Township 2016-2020 Rec Plan

Trout Lake Township Zoning 1980

Trout Lake Land Use Plan 1977

Trout Lake Township Population Trends
Year Population
2021 133
2020 332
2018 381
2017 381
2016 381
2015 381
2014 384
2013 388
2012 388
2011 388
2010 385