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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
    07/22/2019

    annoyed

    as soon as we arrived I was completely annoyed with the gate, the park attended Reed refused to provide me with all the tags that I purchased he told me in a vary condacending way to drive and pick a spot then drive back up to the gate and get our tag. Also as I asked him why I could not get all the tags because they are all in my name and I am the one who paid for them he stood there and just kept nodding his head at me and would say anything then told me not today was I getting all the tags. At this point I was extremely mad and just drove away and parked our camper. At this point I will never go to that park again your staff has completely ruin the camper experience at lake vermillion.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/22/2019

    Camp7

    Clean campground - friendly staff and hosts.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/20/2019

    Open Spaces

    We are from British Columbia on our way home from a round trip to Ontario and travelling through the US on our way back. We had been staying at RV Parks mostly and this was a refreshing change from typical RV parks. We had room to "spread out" a little and the grass areas around the campsite was enjoyed by our dog to lounge around in the sun. Taking a dip in the lake was refreshing and having a hot shower at the end of the day was welcomed. I recommend camping here whether it is overnight or longer.
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    A minusOverall Rating
    07/19/2019

    Awesome

    Staff is super awesome!
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