Lake Vermilion, located in northeastern Minnesota, is a pristine and breathtakingly beautiful body of water that has captured the hearts and minds of countless visitors over the years. Known for its clear waters, rugged shoreline, and diverse fish population, Lake Vermilion has become a destination for anglers, boaters, and nature enthusiasts from all over the world.
Covering over 40,000 acres of water and boasting over 365 islands, Lake Vermilion offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities to enjoy. From fishing for walleye, northern pike, muskie, and smallmouth bass to exploring the shoreline by boat or kayak, there is something for everyone on this picturesque lake. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of the main lake or the quiet solitude of a secluded bay, Lake Vermilion has something to offer.
In addition to its natural beauty, Lake Vermilion is also home to a wide array of wildlife. Local populations of deer, wolf, black bear, moose, fox, lynx, bald eagles are always an exciting sight. When Tom (owner of White Eagle Resort) was young, black bear were plentiful and he would see them poke their heads out of the dumpster every evening. Thankfully, we no longer have “trash bears” and only see them if the berry crop is poor and they are looking for food (don’t feed them).
Perhaps one of the most unique features of Lake Vermilion is that it has a very similar feel to the boundary waters. It is a picturesque lake with fantastic rocky cliffs, towering pines and pristine waters. the 365 islands create visual contrast that make for interesting vistas. Of note, in the 1940’s National Geographic named Lake Vermilion as one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the country.
In conclusion, Lake Vermilion is a true gem of Minnesota’s Northwoods. With its clear waters, rugged shoreline, and diverse recreational opportunities, it is easy to see why guests return year after year to experience all that the lake has to offer. Whether you are an avid angler, nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a place to relax and unwind, Lake Vermilion is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.