Lake Vermilion, Minnesota

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Over 40,000 acres of lake surrounded by Minnesota's Northwoods. Great fishing, championship golf, unique attractions, non-stop casino gaming, family fun, romance. Gateway to Superior National Forest, bordering the BWCA, near Voyageur's National Park. Lake Vermilion – True North!

Lake Vermilion is well known as one of the most scenic lakes in the country. It stretches for nearly 40 miles across the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. Bordering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. It’s as close as you can get to a wilderness experience while enjoying unrestricted access and the amenities and comforts of a first-class resort area.

Characterized by rocky shoreline and sandy beaches; hundreds of small protected bays and large expanses of open water; inhabited areas with services you need and miles of undeveloped forested lakeshore.

People come back year after year primarily for the fishing. Vermilion has features for fishermen not found on other large lakes. There are hundreds of islands, bays and coves; sunken islands, drop-offs and reefs provide hidden habitat; the lake is well-marked for safe navigation: and provides a true Northwoods fishing experience.

Lake Vermilion offers lakeside accommodations for every style - from luxurious to rustic, multi-family units to cozy cottages, busy centers of activity to intimate secluded settings.

The 37 resorts, campgrounds, hotels, inns and B&B’s of the Lake Vermilion Resort Association invite you to come experience the natural beauty and hospitality that ARE Lake Vermilion.

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