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Lake Vermilion Cabin Camping in Minnesota

Saturday, July 13, 2024, 3:00 PM until Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:00 AM
Bay Spring Resort, Braydens Island, Lake Vermilion, Cook, Minnesota
3045 Vermiiion Drive
Cook, MN  

Additional Info:
Cabin or Motel Camping
Registration is not Required
Payment By Schedule Only
This is a multi-day event. All participants must be members of RMSKC and the ACA. You must wear a properly fitting and fastened PDF while on the water. No alcohol or recreational drugs while on the water.
Cancellation Policy:
I can cope with cancelations through May 10th. If you find out, after May 10th, that you cannot attend the event you can sell your spot to someone else. Since the total might change depending on the number of by check to Marsha $300.00 near the time of registration and the balance by June 20th.
No Fee
Skill Level: Lake  Class 1   Skill levels can vary, we will adjust our plans to fit our group.

Lake Vermilion is a big, beautiful lake. We can paddle, fish, hangout, swim, bring other lake toys. [If you are interested in northern MN but would rather do some easy kayak camping let me know]  Water temperature in July averages 76.5F  Air temperature averages 77F day & 58F at nigh
t. The cabin is on is own small island, Braydens Island. We have the island to ourselves. Check out the website There is a nice deck close to the water. Fire pit and grill.  We can launch from shore. Cabin has electricity and running water. (No AC, I think.)There are lots of public boat launches if we want to explore different areas of the lake.  The resort supplies a boat to us to bring us and our luggage back and forth to the island The cabin is marketed for 4 people but there are more cabins on the mainland if we have the interest...(still available as of April 21st).  A small well behaved dog will be staying with us. Cost based on 4 people is approximately $560.00 per person for the week. The owner says we we can add 2 people to the island for a mere $200.00 ...cost based on 6 people is approximately  $407.00.  Sleeping arrangements: there is a queen bed and a bunk bed. The owner says that we cannot pitch tents for two reasons, they don't like them and it is too rocky. He says we can add a cot to the living room and people can sleep on the deck. (Maybe have small tents on the deck that we leave our stuff in and break them down half way and stash them like we do when moving on Lake Powell). I have mapped 5 possible 6 to 7 mile paddles from the cabin. Longer paddles are numerous. 

See below for more information on Lake Vermilion.
A field trip to tour the Soudan Mine is possible.  See below for more information.

Please make sure your ACA membership is current and you have signed an annual waiver sometime after June 1, 2023.  If not, do an ACA waiver NOW.  ACA Smart Waiver
Hazards:  Sunburn. Wind and Waves. Bad weather. Slippery rocks.  Any sport carries with it risks, and it is for you to understand those risks and decide whether you are prepared to accept them before undertaking any activity.  Kayaking is no different.  It can be dangerous if not undertaken in a safe manner and should never be done without training, experience, and the correct use of equipment.  The Rocky Mountain Sea Kayak Club cannot accept responsibility for any injury or accident that may occur.

For more information about this trip call or email Marsha at:

Lake Vermilion is a popular freshwater lake located in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The lake covers an area of 39,272 acres and has a shoreline length of 341.49 miles, making it one of the largest lakes in the state. The lake is known for its scenic beauty, diverse fish population, and recreational opportunities. With a maximum depth of 76 feet, Lake Vermilion provides excellent habitat for a variety of fish species. The lake is home to popular game fish such as walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Other fish species that can be found in the lake include black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, burbot, cisco species, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, lake whitefish, pumpkinseed, rock bass, yellow perch, shorthead redhorse, white sucker, blackchin shiner, blacknose shiner, blackside darter, bluntnose minnow, common shiner, darters, fathead minnow, finescale dace, golden shiner, Iowa darter, Johnny darter, logperch, mimic shiner, minnows, ninespine stickleback, sculpin, spottail shiner, tadpole madtom, and trout-perch. In addition to fishing, Lake Vermilion offers a range of recreational opportunities, including boating, swimming, and hiking. The lake is surrounded by scenic forests and parks, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The lake is also a popular destination for cultural tourism, as it has a rich history and heritage. The Ojibwe people have lived in the region for thousands of years and continue to have a strong presence in the area. Visitors can explore cultural sites and learn about the traditions and customs of the Ojibwe people. Overall, Lake Vermilion is a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that offers a range of recreational opportunities and cultural experiences. Its vast size and varied habitat make it an important natural resource in Minnesota, providing habitat for a wide range of fish species and other wildlife. The lake's importance as a recreational and cultural destination makes it a valuable asset for the local community and a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

Soudan Mine tour is 90 minutes and costs $15.00 Advance reservations are highly recommended, but not required

Travel 2,341 feet down the shaft to the 27th level of the Soudan Underground Mine to experience one of the most unique tours in not just Minnesota, but in the whole nation. (Some might even say the whole world!) You will journey into the mine on authentic, expertly-maintained hoisting equipment, followed by an underground train ride nearly a mile to the Montana stope, the last working area of the mine.

The mine operated for 80 years from 1882-1962 and was gifted to the state of Minnesota to become a new state park in 1965. Tours have been offered safely ever since!