Lake Vermilion's boulder-strewn, rocky shorelines bordering forests of pine, aspen and birch give a truly northwoods character to this Canadian Shield lake.
Vermilion gets its name from the French translation of the Ojibwe word Onamuni, which means lake of the sunset glow.
Citizens representing diverse local and statewide interests in Lake Vermilion met to help shape a management plan. The plan, which will be effective from 2017-2022, is an update to Lake Vermilion's existing management plan. A draft will be available for public comment in early 2017.
Lake Vermilion and its Pike River hatchery are managed by DNR fisheries staff from the nearby Tower Area Fisheries office.