Lake Vermilion is well known as one of the most scenic lakes in the country. Its 40,000 acres stretch 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, Lake Vermilion is as close as you can get to a wilderness experience while still enjoying unrestricted access and all the amenities and comforts of a first-class resort area.
Lake Vermilion is characterized by both 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.
The main thing that brings people back to Lake Vermilion year after year is the fishing. Vermilion has features for fishermen not found on other large lakes. There are, literally, hundreds of islands, bays and coves; sunken islands, drop-offs and reefs provide hidden habitat; the lake is well-marked for safe navigation. Minnesota's southern-most Canadian-shield lake gives you 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 Bed and Breakfasts of the Lake Vermilion Resort Association invite you to come and experience the natural beauty and hospitality that ARE Lake Vermilion.