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Lake Vermillion Recreation Area Adds New Campground

Lake Vermillion Recreation Area adds new campground, reservations open Feb. 25

CANISTOTA, S.D. – More campers will be able to enjoy Lake Vermillion Recreation Area near Canistota this summer, thanks to the addition of a new 28-site campground.


“Lake Vermillion is a popular, well-established park and the new campground will help meet the demand for more campsites in the Sioux Falls area,” said Park Manager Derek Dorr. “Because of its location, this campground is going to have a slightly different feel from the rest of Lake Vermillion’s campgrounds. It will provide a wooded camping experience within seconds of the water recreation the lake is known for.”


The new campground, situated north of the existing West Campground, provides a much more private and wooded setting, said Dorr. Trees and bushes between sites will provide shelter during windy days. Campsites are larger and more secluded and shaded than the park’s waterfront campgrounds.


The campground also includes two camping cabins, offering visitors views of the prairie landscape and rolling hills. A new comfort station will offer two family rooms and two common areas.


Other areas of the park have also been improved. A new sanitary dump station has been installed, allowing four campers to use the facility at one time, and the west boat ramp features expanded parking and a boat wash station.


A campground map showing the layout of the new campground and location of the facilities is available on Lake Vermillion’s webpage, found at www.gfp.sd.gov.


The new campground will be ready for campers Memorial Day weekend. Campers can begin making reservations at the new campground on Feb. 25 for a May 25 arrival. Reservations can be made online at www.campsd.com or by calling 1-800-710-2267.



* Dorr (DOR)