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Pehrson Lodge on Lake Vermilion
Phone: 1-218-666-5478, 1-800-543-9937
Location: Cook, MN
For over a century, fishermen have plied our magnificent waters, families have shared unforgettable vacation times and children have delighted in nature's wonders. The cherished family resort vacation "up north" is, and always has been, the classic Minnesota vacation. Never forgotten experiences make your Pehrson Lodge vacation unforgettable: catching the first fish, starting a lifelong friendship, enjoying an evening campfire with grandparents and cousins, and learning to water ski, kayak, canoe or sail. These are the memories that make life special. LAKE VERMILION a vast Canadian shield lake. 40,000 acres, 365 islands and endless shoreline. Situated atop the Laurentian divide, only pure springs, streams and rain combine to create Lake Vermilion. A fisherman's and a recreational boaters paradise. Thriving fishery, abundant wildlife, scenery to die for and vast acreage provide a secluded bay for everyone, and make Vermilion spectacular. Long renowned for walleye, bass, northern and panfish--Vermilion is also a musky fishing hotspot. BWCA The magnificent Trout Lake portion of the BWCA abuts Lake Vermilion via the motorized Trout Lake portage. Campers and day trippers are welcome to bring motorized boats up to 25 hp into Trout Lake. In addition, several non-motorized lakes may be portaged into from Trout. Guests may rent 25hp boats or canoes for Trout Lake trips (Canoes are free to use at the resort but rental when removed from resort for trips) FAMILY FUN --Camp Twain Well organized daily children's programs: meet new friends, paint and fire your own ceramic art, build and race model sailboats, interpretive lake cruises and nature hikes, make a variety of shirts, play organized group games or tie flies and fly fish. --Enjoy all non-motorized watercraft free to registered guests. Canoes, sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, hydro bikes, paddle boats, sailboats and windsurfers. --Learn to sail or windsurf. If you know how to sail, check out a boat or board and have fun. If you need to learn we enjoy helping new sailors develop each week. Sunfish are ideal boats for learning the basics. Intermediate and advanced sailors have a great time sailing our MC scow and Nacra catamaran. We also invite you to join the crew on our E-scow (28ft.) and A-scow (38ft.) sailboats. These may be the most exciting boats you ever get to sail! --WATER SKIING Free skiing to all weekly guests Sunday (or first calm day of week). 340hp competition Malibu ski boat with training boom makes learning easy. Boat and driver are available as rental on subsequent days. GRAND VERMILION CHALET Perfect for family reunions, retreats, small weddings and business groups. 12 bedrooms (grouped as 4 townhouses), 10 bathrooms, meeting area for 60, expansive deck with built in fire place, catering kitchen and spacious walkout patio.