Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism



Wheelchair Accessible

Armstrong Bay day-use area

There is an accessible trail from the parking lot to the waterfront.

Self Guided

.3 miles

A self-guided audio tour is available for the above-ground buildings and mine features. Brochures and maps are available in the Visitor Center.


Not all trails are marked or developed – please use caution if you explore a trail that is not on the map.

A variety of hiking trails are available. Pick up a map from the Visitor Center.

The Hiking Club trail is five miles long. It starts at the Visitor Center and travels past the Soudan Iron Formation, through wooded areas, and along the rim of the old open mine pits.



Geocaching trails travel through wet terrain, so plan accordingly!

Geocaching checkpoint
Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park's hand-held units for free. As time permits, park staff will be available to give you helpful tips and geocaching information.

Multi-stage geocache
This geocache takes visitors to some of the more interesting sites along the park's western side. 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.



There are some snowmobile trails in the park. Check the park map for access points and trails.


Snowshoes are allowed on all ungroomed trails in the park.