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Lake Vermilion, St. Louis County, Minnesota

Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 16" to 22"
Date of Report: January 20, 2022
Area Report:
With the fresh 6″ of snow, we are happy to report that our land trails are in excellent condition!
There have been reports of the Vermilion River as being “decent” now whereas before it was sketchy.
There has been very little traffic during the week.  If this excites you, we highly recommend you get up here because this season is so short.
Here’s a Safety note from our local Vermilion Penguins Club: “As is far too often the case we encountered a few riders who ride smack down the middle of the trail and barely budge if at all even when meeting others. Please don’t do this, ride on your side whenever possible (trails last longer) and move over as far as you safely can when meeting other sleds. Clicking skis (or worse) in no fun and it’s dangerous. Nuff said.”

Snowmobiling Information

The Lake Vermilion area offers easy access to more than 1,000 miles of interconnected groomed Minnesota snowmobile trails.  We are located at the junction of the Arrowhead and Taconite trail systems.  You can literally sled for days without seeing the same stretch twice. Our trails are well-marked and detailed maps are available. Bring the family or make it an adults-only getaway – you won’t forget the trip! For a breathtaking experience, watch the sun rise or set over 1,200 miles of shoreline, 365 islands and the protected bays and inlets of Lake Vermillion.  It is the perfect backdrop for peaceful relaxation or active adventure!  The lake itself includes more than 40,000 acres of sky blue waters stretching 35 miles across the heart of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region.  It invites you to experience days of unmatched natural displays of wildlife and breathtaking scenery.