Description

Known for its clear waters and abundant fish, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is a popular place among fishermen, boaters and swimmers. During the fall, sportsmen can find waterfowl and upland game within minutes from the park. This 512-acre reservoir is located 27 miles west of Sioux Falls.

Three campgrounds with both electrical and non-electrical sites and camping cabins provide plenty of space for overnight visitors. Whether you bring an RV, a tent or prefer the comfort of the indoors, making a reservation is quick and easy. A little time at the computer using the online system and you're good to go. You can hit the beach, rent a canoe or kayak or unpack your fishing gear to haul in a catch of walleye, northern pike, crappie or blue gill. If you choose to stay in a cabin at Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, they are available year-round. Each sleeps four people and is furnished with a set of bunk beds, double bed, table, benches and heating/air conditioning.

Lake Vermillion was created by impounding waters from the east fork of the Vermillion River in 1958. The river itself was first noted on an 1801 map by a French trapper who called it Otter Stream. The word vermillion means vivid red color. Some say the stream got its name from the outcropping of red quartzite along its bank. Along with red, you'll find three other R's at Lake Vermillion Recreation Area: rest, relaxation and recreation.

Amenities

Onsite

  • Pull Thru Available
  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Group Area
  • Lake
  • River
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Courtesy Dock
  • ADA Accessible
  • Phone
  • Groups Welcome
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Credit Crd Accepted

Nearby

  • WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Conven Store
  • Diner/Snack Bar
  • Gas
  • Propane
  • Repair Services
  • Chapel Services
  • Urban Setting

Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Rec Room
  • Boat Ramp
  • Biking - Road
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating - Limited
  • Boating - Paddle
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Scenic Driving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Nearby

  • Pool
  • Water Slides
  • Gaming/Casino
  • Climbing
  • Education Activity
  • Entertainment
  • Family Activity
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Senior Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing -Cr.Country
  • Skiing -Downhill
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Trap/Skeet Shooting

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windblown
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The site and campsite was very clean. WE just picked a bad weekend we pitched our tent and the wind ripped it to shreds. The wind pulled the stakes right out of the ground.
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moorer
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Beautiful campground
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We had a nice stay in a Camping Cabin. The campground was beautiful and the kids loved playing on the beach and playgrounds.
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NoviceCamperSD
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My only draw back with our visit was the constant stopping of the park security/staff - constantly telling us not to park on the grass - my thoughts were most places allow two tires on road and two on grass so you don't block the road -- I think they came by at least 4 times during each day. The other was when they came around at 10 and said our group was too loud and we were carrying - um quite time is at 11pm and the kids were playing outside yet. Seriously need to relax a bit people are there to have a good time and relax with family not be badgered by the park attendants every time they go by. Really makes you not want to come back. That being said the sites on the west campground could use a little leveling but otherwise the park was great and pretty.
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Family Camper
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Happy
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We enjoyed our camping experience at your facility.
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happy campers
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