Lake Vermillion State Park -Breaking Ground and Management Plan
Prepare Lake Vermilion State Park for development and public use by completing a master plan and providing immediate day-use opportunities. This program area describing development accomplishments on Lake Vermillion State Park is now being reported as part of "New State Park and State Recreation Area Development," searchable on this site.
Lake Vermilion State Park, acquired in June 2010, has minimal infrastructure to support park resource management and recreational uses. The Legacy funds were used to complete a master planning process (as required by MS 86A.09) and to provide immediate day-use opportunities for Minnesotans to come enjoy their newest state park.
Create 3 interim day use opportunities so parks and trails users can get out and see Minnesota's newest state park in 2010-2011., Write a cooperative master plan for Lake Vermilion and Soudan Underground Mine state parks through an open public process as required by MN Statutes Section 86A.09.
Three interim day use areas were developed: 1) a hiking trail; 2) a boat-up picnic area; and 3) a temporary snowmobile trail., A cooperative master plan was written publicly reviewed and approved by the DNR Commissioner (12/30/11). MS 86A.09 requires that a master plan be written before capital development in a park can commence.