Lake Vermilion State Park
Minnesota's newest state park is under development, and public access and recreation opportunities are currently very limited. The park will eventually be home to unique camping opportunities, including camper cabins, boat-in campsites, traditional camping, and group camping. There will be a wide range of interpretive programs offered throughout the year. Hiking trails and boardwalks will provide fantastic vistas along the lake and to inland areas, and there will be a fun outdoor adventure area designed for people of all ages.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Read the master plan that will guide development and operations at Minnesota's newest state park.
Learn about the BioBlitz and read survey results.
The coordinates for the starting point of the Geocaching Avian Adventure are N 47 49.157, W 092 14.028.
There is also an additional multi-staged geocache which takes visitors to some of the more interesting sites on the western side of the park. The beginning coordinates for this geocache are N 47 49.243, W 092 14.192. There is a short and a long version; if you complete the long version it will be approximately six miles round trip.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Lake Vermilion State Park.
Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm
1379 Stuntz Bay Road Soudan, MN 55782
Currently, visitors are directed to Soudan Underground Mine State Park for Lake Vermilion State Park programs.
Take U.S. Highway 169 towards Ely and follow the signs. The park entrance is right off Highway 169 about 2 miles east of Tower, MN.
NOTE: A main entrance for Lake Vermilion State Park will be coming in the near future.