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Canistota - 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.


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.

dan bell

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Good camping, good camp site. Great views and close to the water for most sites.

darren larson

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Great fun was had by all of us....we will be back !!!

Tim Johnson

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Great place for a quick getaway. Shady trees and a great lake full of fish! Rented a cabin. Its a typical state park cabin... A big wood box with beds, a.c. and a heater. It was clean and quiet... Worth the money. We try to stay during the week to miss the crowd.

Johnathan Meinders

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
I love this park clean well kept lots of good memories but last few years fishing sucks

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