The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ready to open their new camper cabins at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park, which is great news for outdoor enthusiasts.

The DNR says that guests can begin making reservations for four cabins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28 for stays beginning beginning on December 31. The remaining four cabins will be ready for guests beginning Wednesday, January 13.

These eight new, year round cabins reportedly reflect the latest in green-building practices. Also, in honor of the history and culture of the area’s Indigenous people, the cabins are named with the Ojibwe words for the four seasons and four cardinal directions.

As for the cabins themselves, each feature rustic tamarack interiors and are equipped with heat, electricity and Wi-Fi, and an outdoor food prep counter, fire ring, and table. Outfitted with either three full-size bunks, or two full-size and two twin-size bunks, each cabin can accommodate up to six people. A new shower and restroom building, as well as an adjacent vault toilet, serve the cabins.

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All of the new cabins are located in Minnesota’s newest state park:

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park combines the historic Soudan Underground Mine, located on the west side of the park, and the new 3,000 acre extension purchased by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from US Steel in 2010, on the east side of the park. The park’s Vermilion Ridge Campground opened in 2017 with 32 campsites. Park visitors have access to the Mesabi Bike Trail, a new boat ramp access to Lake Vermilion, and snowmobile trails during the winter.

The DNR encourages park visitors to reserve cabins by calling 866-857-2757.

Courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Courtesy of Minnesota DNR


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