Lake Vermilion

Sunset over a dock on northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion

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.

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Updated management plan in place

Lake Vermilion's updated management plan now is in place.

Public input resulted in slight changes to the final plan including new stocking guidelines for muskie, a planned evaluation of the current northern pike special regulation and adjustments to fish survey methods including the timing of fish sampling.

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Lake Vermilion and its Pike River hatchery are managed by DNR fisheries staff from the nearby Tower Area Fisheries office.