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Vermilion Dam Lodge
on Minnesota’s Beautiful Lake Vermilion
Box 1105, Cook, MN 55723
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Fishing Packages

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Meal Plans

If you favor not cooking on your vacation we offer delicious homecooked meals planned and prepared by our resort Chef. Meals are served in the Lodge Dining room.

Prices contingent on group sizes. Please call or email for a quote. (minimum four people per meal plan).

Build Your Own Package

If you would like to plan a vacation with a variety of amenities we can build a package with any combination of the following options:

  • Choice of cabin
  • Choice of rental boats
  • Homecooked meals served in the lodge
  • Golf at local courses
  • One day guided pontoon trips around the lake
  • Full or half day professional fishing guide trips
  • One day portage trip into BWCA Trout Lake

Prices contingent on number of people and options selected . Please call or email for a price quote.

Trout Lake Adventure

Trout Lake Portage

Trout Lake Portage

  • Experience a day trip into nearby remote Trout Lake.
  • Trout Lake is a wilderness lake located on the north end of Lake Vermilion accessible via a motorized portage.
  • Trout Lake has walleye, lake trout and loaded with smallmouth bass.
  • Trout Lake has a 25 hp limit and requires a permit to come in for day trip.
  • Excellent fishing and a beautiful wilderness lake.
$150 per person (minimum two people)
(includes boats with 25 hp, gas, bait, permits, box lunch, escort by VDL employee, maps and fee for motorized truck portage)


(All packages do not include state and local taxes or fishing licenses.)

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Fishing Lake Vermilion

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Click here to check out the 14th Annual Larry Ramsel Muskie Outing

Click here to go to the Walleye School Page

Avid sports enthusiasts can explore endless miles of reefs, sunken islands, drop-offs and underwater structures for Walleye, Muskie, Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, and Bluegill. More than 1,200 miles of shoreline and 365 islands provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation exploring the many protected bays and inlets of Lake Vermilion.

Since 1969, The Department of Natural Resources has been stocking Walleye in Lake Vermilion and maintain a hatchery on the lake from which most all northern Minnesota lakes are stocked. In the past few years, in excess of 33,000,000 Walleye have been returned annually to Lake Vermilion from the DNR hatchery.

That, combined with "catch and release" practices, assures future fish populations and memorable vacations for anglers. More than 40,000 acres of sky blue waters invite you to experience days of unmatched natural displays of wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and fabulous sunsets. Sandy beaches, water-skiing, canoeing, and sailing entertain guests of Lake Vermilion.

Our location next to theDam provides some of the hottest smallmouth action on the lake. In addition walleyes are caught all summer long just minutes from the resort. For the muskie fisherman, our location provides a perfect central location to cover both the east and west basins of lake Vermilion. If you want variety in where you fish we also have access to a boat on nearby Wolf Lake which is full of walleyes and big smallmouth bass. In addition, We have boats on the Vermilion River right on the resort property which has fast action with northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and panfish.

Lake Vermilion Fishing Report

Click here to visit Ed's Lake Vermilion Fishing Report



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