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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two days with the grandsons
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We arrived during a heavy rain, our site had a large muddy spot by the door, talked to the person at the gate and were able to move to a different location, thank you!!!
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grandma from SD
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This was our very first excursion into the camping world and we couldn't have picked a better camp site. Very clean facilities, and great help at the check-in -- Sara answered all our questions and gave some great advice, which we took. Will come back again.
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Newbie Campers
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Passing through
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Just needed a place to stay for one night on our way out to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone and this place provided everything we needed. Very nice restroom and showers and easy pull through site.
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Linda
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A#*h>le camp host
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Camped in east campground. 1. Before we was set up camp host rip me a new one because my tire was three inches on the grass. 2. Later on camp host rip me other one for burning more then three logs at one time. 3. Asked the camp host why the camper to the south was aloud to have a side-by-side, a trailer,golf cart, and a boat parked on grass. Was told its none of my business. 4. Would highly recommend not camping there. 5. Last the park ranger that was rude to the camper next to us was uncalled for.
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Unhappy camper
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Reviewed 08/21/2017