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Vermilion Dam Lodge
on Minnesota’s Beautiful Lake Vermilion
Box 1105, Cook, MN 55723
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The Beach


Protected well in the bay near the main boat dock is a nice sand beach. The water drops off very gradually and provides a safe area for smaller children who like to play in the sand. Directly next to the beach is volleyball net, and fire pit Which is popular for evening bonfires.

The Dam

Vermilion Dam

Water from Lake Vermilion spills out and cascades down through the east side of the resort’s property then opens up into the Vermilion River. From there the river runs north 42 miles to Crane Lake and beyond to Hudson Bay. This provides the beauty and sounds of the whitewater rapids for our guests to enjoy. Below our whitewater rapids on the Vermilion River we have a dock equipped with a boat And canoes for those of you that would like to explore the wilderness of the Vermilion River.

The Lodge

Vermilion Dam Lodge

Our lodge sits right on the water’s edge of Lake Vermilion and is central To the resort. The lakeside of the lodge has a large deck for our guests to enjoy. We Designed our lodge to accommodate a wide variety of our guests needs.

The Pool


Vermilion Dam Lodge has outdoor heated pool. The pool area is equipped with lounge chairs for relaxing and watching the kids. The pool is located central To the resort and provides a nice view of the lake. The pool is open from The first week of June through Labor day.

Dining Room

dining room

Our lodge is equipped with a private dinning room that will seat up To 25 people. We offer American plan/home cooked meals to groups in spring, summer and fall.



The lodge game room is open during the summer months. Video games, pool table, candy machine, pop machine, satellite TV. all provide things for the family and kids to do.

Boathouse and Baitshop

boathouse and baitshop

Our main boat dock is equipped with a Boathouse that features covered slips, electrical outlets, gas pumps, bait tanks, tooling and supplies for marine service, and a concrete boat ramp for launching.

General Store

general store

Our Lodge is set up with a general store during the summer, fall and spring. You will be able to purchase clothes, souvenirs, groceries, fishing tackle, maps, and ice cream.


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