The newest Minnesota state park on the shore of Lake Vermilion is set to open its new campground this summer.
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park became Minnesota’s newest state park after the state purchased nearly 3,000 acres of land — including five miles of Lake Vermilion shoreline — from U.S. Steel in 2010.
The new campground, with 33 individual campsites, is slated to open in mid-July, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday. Among the amenities that will be available are electricity, flush toilets, showers, sanitation buildings and water access. There also will be Wi-Fi available at the park.
The park is currently open for day visitors, and there are three boat-in sites available on a first come, first served basis. Those sites are equipped with a fire ring, toilets, and bear box, but do not have potable water.
Vermilion Park Drive is open daily to the Armstrong Bay Day Use Area (follow the signs along the gravel portion of the road). The new 33-site campground and three group camps are expected to open mid-summer of 2017. Once an opening date is set, the online reservation system will be activated.
Learn more about Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park or call (218) 300-7000.