Lake Vermilion County Park


Lake Vermilion County Park sign

Lake Vermilion Google Map

Lake Vermilion is a 1000-acre lake located in Danville. It is a water supply lake and is owned by Aqua Illinois Inc. The Vermilion County Conservation District (VCCD) maintains the lease on the lake and manages the recreational activities.

Lake Vermilion Park General Information

The park consists of a boat ramp, dock complex, concession building, maintenance building, playground and an open shelter, Songer Pavilion

Reservations for current calendar year begin with the first workday after January 1st.

Fees are determined by group number and type of event.
Policies on Use of Rental Buildings & Grounds
The shelter may be reserved by calling 217-442-1691.

The lake is a “high use” area on summer weekends with power boating (unlimited HP), jet skiing and water skiing. Many fishing tournaments are also held here. The north end of the lake has a no-wake area. Here, wildlife are observed including a heron rookery, the river otter (released in 1996 & 1997) and an eagle nest. The north end is also a site for waterfowl hunting.

The park is open year round, park closes at dark, except boating and fishing. Boat decals for Lake Vermilion are required.  Daily passes are also available.   

U of I Rowing at Lake Vermilion