Lake Vermilion derived its name from the translation of “Onamuni”, the Ojibwe name meaning “Lake of the Sunset Glow” - which was translated to “Vermilion,” a Latin word for a color ranging from yellow to red. In the 1940's the National Geographic Society declared Lake Vermilion one of the top ten most scenic lakes in the United States. And it still is today. Located in northeast Minnesota between the towns of Cook and Tower, Lake Vermilion stretches 24 miles across the heart of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region. It is fed by the Vermilion River and comprises over 40,000 acres of water, 365 islands and 313 miles of shoreline. This immense Canadian-style shield lake offers spectacular sunsets, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and general outdoors fun.
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