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Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

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About This Campground

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A popular destination for boaters, paddlers, and water skiers, Lake Vermillion is a 512-acre artificial reservoir on the East Fork of the Vermillion River. Both the river and the lake are named for the red quartzite stone found along the river’s banks. Lake Vermillion is popular with area anglers…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 70 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

14 Reviews of Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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H
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Beautiful new camp sites

We stayed on the west side, great location. Clean and new.

Site117
Month of VisitJune
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2021

East campground - nice, large sites

Stayed a night in March at the east campground. We stayed at the west campground a week earlier. We were by ourselves which was great. We got the largest site and it felt a little more private than the others, but still pretty open. Vault toilets were very clean - it was March. They likely don’t…

AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2021

Nice campground

This was a nice campground. Typical RV style sites. Not a lot of trees so you can see all the other campers. We stayed here the end of March so it was very quiet. We stayed on the lake at site 13. It’s a small lake. Very quiet and dark.

Location

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is located in South Dakota

Coordinates

43.59470072 N
97.18517336 W

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About This Campground

A popular destination for boaters, paddlers, and water skiers, Lake Vermillion is a 512-acre artificial reservoir on the East Fork of the Vermillion River. Both the river and the lake are named for the red quartzite stone found along the river’s banks. Lake Vermillion is popular with area anglers for its abundance of walleye, bluegill, crappie, and northern pike. Two boat ramps provide easy access for fishing on the lake, as well as putting in other recreational watercraft. There are plenty of onshore activities at Lake Vermillion as well, with various sports fields, horseshoe pits and a short nature trail, all located within the lake’s camping and picnic areas.

The year-round campground at Lake Vermillion, just 30 minutes west of Sioux Falls, features more than 90 tent and RV campsites in three areas, on the northwest and northeast shores of the lake. Most sites are equipped with electrical hookups, and all include picnic tables with sun shades, and fire pits with grills. There are also four rustic, walk-in tent sites, two ADA accessible sites, and seven camping cabins. All camp areas have water faucets, and access to flush restrooms, vault toilets, and showers; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. The West Campground also has a kid’s play area, picnic area, swim beach and fishing dock. Campsite rates are $17–$21/night, plus entrance fee; cabins are $45/night.

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