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