Lake Vermilion (69037800) is located near Tower in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Lake Vermilion is one of the 10 largest Minnesota lakes with 39,272 acres of surface. It is also one of the deeper Minnesota lakes, with a maximum depth of 76 feet.
Lake Vermilion has a very convoluted coastline, but this makes for many separate and excellent fishing opportunities.
Lake Vermilion has 5 concrete public access sites owned and maintained by the state (DNR), 6 concrete public access sites owned and maintained by St. Louis County, 1 concrete public access sites owned and maintained by the US Forest Service, and 4 concrete public access sites owned and maintained by the City of Tower.
There is a wide variety of fishing available on Lake Vermilion, including black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, burbot, largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, smallmouth bass, tullibee (cisco), walleye, white sucker, and yellow perch. Lake Vermilion is part of the statewide Large Lake Program, an intensive fisheries management program on the 10 largest lakes in Minnesota.
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CO Dan Starr (Tower) reports an AIS presentation was conducted at the Lake Vermilion Take a Kid Fishing Event. In attendance at the presentation were approximately 130 people including both juveniles and adults. A public waters violation was ... [ this story ] [ all the news ]
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|Reported at Cook Municipal Airport, MN May 26 2019, 1:55 pm CDT|
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Lake Vermilion is a beautiful lake located in northeastern Minnesota. It is rated as the fifth largest lake in Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The lake was originally called the lake Onamuni by the Ojibwe, which means "Lake of the Sunset Glow." Lake Vermilion is considered one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the United States, by the National Geographic Society.
Lake Vermilion features more than 350 islands, 1,200 miles of irregular shoreline that consists of both rocky cliffs and sandy beaches, and hundreds of protected bays. There is also a variety of sunken islands, sand-bottom, rock-bottom, drop offs, and reefs that provides a challenge that fishermen love. The lake brings activity from all over Minnesota, and even parts of Wisconsin. Visitors love Lake Vermilion for it's great fishing, swimming, boating, a network of bicycle and hiking trails, and camping.
There are a handful of campgrounds surrounding Lake Vermilion, and campers can even camp on the islands for a one-of-a-kind camping experience.
The Moosebirds Campground can be found nestled among the birch and pine trees off the shores of Lake Vermilion. This campground is one of the newest RV campgrounds in the area. The Moosebirds Campground is a small, quiet campground that offers 8 sites with full and partial hook-ups, and a couple primitive sites. The campsites have a very peaceful and scenic view of the lake. Dock space, and boat and pontoon rental is available.
Another campground that accommodates RVs is the Vermilion Sunsets RV Park. This Park is also located on Lake Vermilion and includes water, septic, and power. Each site is large, tree lined, and spacious with a picnic table and fire ring.
The McKinley Park Campground is located on the southern shores of Lake Vermilion. This campground is very family friendly, and offers a sandy swimming beach, biking and hiking trails, a playground, and large group picnic areas. There are over 50 sites that accommodate both tent campers and those with RVs, and there are both electric and water sites as well as non electric and water sites. McKinley Park Campground has a store with camping necessities like bait and tackle, ice, firewood, and snacks. There are also separate buildings for laundry, restrooms, and showers on the campground.
The Lake Vermilion area has many things to do and exciting places for tourists to check out.
Lake Vermilion State Park is Minnesota's newest state park that is currently under development, but there are still a few fun opportunities available to the public. There are trails for bird watching, geocaching, and two temporary boat-in campsites were campers show up on canoe and camp on first come, first served basis. The water at these camp sites is not potable, so campers need to bring their own water. Each camp site has a fire ring, bear box, and biffy.
Coming soon to the Lake Vermilion State Park will be camper cabins, boat-in campsites, traditional camping, and group camping. There will be a wide range of naturalist programs and other activities offered throughout the year, and a large network of trails and boardwalks that will provide perfect scenic walks along the lake and to inland areas.
Along with camping and having fun on the lake, there are also activities around the Lake Vermilion area. Visitors can enjoy picking wild berries along the woods and banks of Lake Vermilion. Resort hosts have helpful tips and tricks when it comes to picking these berries. Horseback riding is available at the Arrowhead and Taconite Trails. There is also a growing popularity of geocaching in the area. The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site has coordinates and more information on the growing sport.
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