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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ANOTHER ENJOYABLE STAY
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Fall camping is our favorite. Found the comfort station clean,grounds well maintained and the staff as well as the host helpful and friendly. We greatly appreciated management leaving the comfort station,dump station and fish cleaning facility open as long as possible. Would recommend this campground to everyone that enjoys the beauty of autumn.
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HAPPY CAMPERS
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Beautiful
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This is a beautiful campground, especially if you get one of the sites on the lake. This campground's comfort station closes in October, so check to see if it's still open.
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K & D
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Reviewed 10/29/2016
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Lake Vermillion
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This was a very nice campground with large sites that had easy access to restroom/showers. Quiet campground with lovely landscaping and the cleanest showers encountered in six months of travel. Staff was very helpful at closing time and even showed us to our site after dark. I hope our future travels take us along this route again as I would surely like to stay there again.
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outdoorsy
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Reviewed 10/20/2016
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Cruiser
50 % of users found this review helpful
We had a large group and the park Ranger came around more than once to tell us we were being to loud way before the 11 pm quote time. Didn't realize children laughing and playing was considered disturbing. If you don't like thevery sound of kids having fun, you should camp at an adult only facility!
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love camping
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Reviewed 10/17/2016