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Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

26140 451st Avenue

Known for its clear waters and abundant fish, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is a popular area 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.


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.


Martin Naydenov

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Wonderful campground with friendly hosts. We enjoyed the East campground due to sites right on the river. Great view + quiet/relaxing. Picnic tables + fire pit + electric hookup. Area is beautiful and well kept. Biking/ fishing/hiking. Highly recommended. Paid $21 per night + $7.50 for out of state. Host let us look inside the brand new cabins on the East side. Basic but very nice sleeping quarter with all you really need + nice deck with Adirondack chairs.

Jake Anderson

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Excellent place to take your family to, plenty of things to do, kayak rentals are available, a few hiking trails, as well as a good proximity to Sioux Falls makes it one of the best spots to visit. Very friendly staff as well.

Roger Castillo

Saturday, June 23, 2018
I really like lake Vermillion because it's a great place chill with your Loved ones. And the yearly pass is 30 dollars

Suzanne Ness

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
This is where we like to camp bathrooms could be taken care of a bit more but overall we r happy

Gary Kuper

Thursday, April 19, 2018
This would be a nice little area to camp in once it's summer. My last excursion there was employment related. Extremely cold,but had beautiful view of the lake.

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