Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

Two picnic areas

There is a picnic area inside the park gate near the underground mine, with picnic tables, fire rings, and parking. There is no bathroom or running water in the picnic area, but those facilities are available nearby at the Visitor Center.

A second picnic area is located at the Armstrong Bay day-use area, where you’ll find a variety of picnic tables and shelters, restroom facilities, and parking. Some of the picnic tables overlook the bay.

Water Facilities

Water Source

Lake Vermilion

There are over ten continuous miles of shoreline.


Available from shore.

There are a variety of places that you can fish from shore. In many cases, Minnesota residents can fish for free in Minnesota state parks without a fishing license. Learn more.

Fishing Pier

One fishing pier, located at the Armstrong Bay day-use area.

Boat Access

Stuntz Bay Road

There is a public boat access point on Stuntz Bay, accessible from the Stuntz Bay Road.


Boater waysides (picnic areas)

Two shore lunch sites are available in the park. The Lake Vermilion Sportsman Club maintains these facilities. See park map for locations.