Vermilion Lake

Most lake names in Northern Minnesota pay homage to the Native Americans. Vermilion is no different. It was known to the Chippewa as the "Lake of the Sunset Glow."

Typical view from high above Vermilion lake

Perhaps the name is the result of the fire-red horizon at sundown, perhaps the result of the incredible displays of aurora borealis. Whatever the case, the billions of stars sparkling like diamonds in the night time sky will leave you breathless. Whether you prefer fishing, boating, hiking, berry-picking, birding or just plain relaxing, Lake Vermilion is a great place for a great vacation!

Places to Stay

Year Round Lake Vermilion House

Year-Round Lake Vermilion House

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6-8

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Great location with sauna & beach

Beautiful, Great Location with Sauna, Beach

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Sleeps 11

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Air-Conditioned Year Round Lakeshore

Air-Conditioned Year Round Lakeshore Cabin

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 8  (2,000 sq. ft.)

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Location of Vermilion Lake

Lake Facts

  • Size: 40,557 acres
  • Depth: Maximum - 76 feet
  • Fish Species: muskellunge, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, burbot, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed, lake whitefish, largemouth bass
  • Etc,: 365 islands and 290 miles of shoreline and access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)

Fishing Links

Minnesota Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Things to See

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary