Lake Vermilion

Dock on Lake Vermilion

Lake Vermilion cabin dock

Lake Vermilion is the gateway to and almost completely surrounded by the Superior National Forest. Vermilion takes its name from the translation of the Ojibwe word “Onamuni”, meaning “Lake of the Sunset Glow”. Lake Vermilion State Park information

Lake Vermilion is located north of the Laurentian Divide. Water from Lake Vermilion flows NORTH into Hudson Bay. There are several rivers and creeks feeding Lake Vermilion, but the only outflow is the Vermilion River. The Vermilion River empties into Crane Lake. Then the waters flow North to Sand Point, Namakan and to Kettle Falls. Rainy Lake is North of the Kettle Falls Dam. 

Lake Vermilion is 40,557 acres in size and the deepest spot in the lake is 76′. At 290 miles, Lake Vermilion has the longest shoreline of any lake in Minnesota and there are 365 islands in Lake Vermilion – one for every day of the year

During the boating season, the lake is well marked with numbered buoys and channel markers. In the winter there are some marked trails and eating establishments on the lake. 

Lake Vermilion has cabins of all sizes and styles. Some parcels are under 100′ feet and other are many acres in size. The shoreline on Lake Vermilion varies from sand, large rocks or weedy bays excellent for bass fishing. With the various prices and styles of lake homes for sale on Lake Vermilion there is something for everyone on the lake. Kick back and relax on a pontoon or take a boat ride to one of the restaurants on the lake and have a bite to eat.  Search area properties for sale.

RE/MAX Lake Country can help you find the perfect piece of real estate on Lake Vermilion or any other lake in the area. There are so many properties for sale on Lake Vermilion let a real estate agent from RE/MAX Lake Country make the search easy. Contact a real estate agent and they will reserve time to show you lake homes, cabins or acreage.


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