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    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.

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    Directions

    5 miles S of I-90 at Moutrose, SD Exit 374
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    Amenities

    Onsite

    • Pull Thru Available
    • 50 Amp Available
    • Accom Big Rigs
    • Tent Sites Available
    • Group Area
    • Lake
    • Firewood Available
    • Dump Station
    • Picnic Area
    • ADA Accessible
    • Phone
    • Pets Welcome
    • Quiet Atmosphere
    • Family Park
    • Credit Crd Accepted
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    Nearby

    • WiFi
    • Internet Access
    • River
    • Laundry
    • Gas
    • Propane
    • Repair Services
    • Good Shopping
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    Recreation

    Onsite

    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Rec Room
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Biking - Road
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating - Watercraft
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Water Skiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
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    Nearby

    • Water Slides
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golfing
    • Hunting
    • Trap/Skeet Shooting
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/19/2018

    Nice

    We stopped at this camp ground because it was handy and on our way. It's very well kept. Everything was clean and neat. We enjoyed the hiking trail and lake and the nice hot showers.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/17/2018

    Great place

    Very well kept campground. Nice lake views, lots of activity.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2018

    Doggie doo

    We have been camping for many years & I reserved 3 spots. We arrived a day earlier than the rest of our party. There was a camper on one of our spots we had reserved & I noticed they had 4 dogs. When my other family arrived the next day this camping spot had doggie doo all over. Being a former dog owner this really upset me that this party left this mess & my family member cleaned up another campers dog mess. They have a dog & always pick up after their dog. The park is great the prior campers not so much! Shame on you!
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    A minusOverall Rating
    06/11/2018

    Short Stop

    We booked ahead of time, and stopped for a night on our way to the Black Hills. Great site, easy in, easy out. Has showers and 50amp hook up. I forgot to put water on, but we only stopped for the night. Everyone was supper friendly.
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