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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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    Guest Opinions are very important

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    A minusOverall Rating
    11/08/2018

    October November

    We enjoyed the cleanliness and facilities in October and returned in early November to find comfort stations closed for the season. Am absolute closing date for showers would be helpful. Nice work on a great facility. Really enjoyed the Otter Trail with my dog.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    11/02/2018

    AUTUMN PLEASURE

    Another pleasant autumn experience for us. Facilities were clean and staff checked on their condition often. All of the staff and hosts were friendly and showed concern for our needs. We often wonder why more campers do not take advantage of this pleasant late year experience. Thanks again to all who made this a wonderful experience.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/25/2018

    the best place

    the sites are well laid out and park has great views plus a wonderful trail system.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    10/24/2018

    Ladies Retreat 2018

    I reserved Cabin 3, West Campground for me and my two best friends because it is about half way from where I live in SD and where they live in WI. Everything was perfect! The cabins are rustic but we were close to a vault toilet and well water. The shower house was very clean with warm water and heat. Being close to the water and off set from the other cabins made it the perfect get-away for us, working moms in need of a vacation. I highly recommend this park!
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