Lake Vermilion (Illinois) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Vermilion
|Location||Vermilion County, Illinois|
|Primary inflows||Vermilion River|
|Primary outflows||Vermilion River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||3 mi (4.8 km)|
|Max. width||0.5 mi (0.8 km)|
|Surface area||1,000 acres (400 ha)|
Lake Vermilion is a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) reservoir located in Vermilion County, Illinois. It was built for water supply, fishing, and recreation purposes. The lake is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide. The nearest city is Danville, in eastern Illinois.
Lake Vermilion is managed by the Vermilion County Conservation District (VCCD) for bass, catfish, crappie, tiger muskie, and walleye. The nearest interstate highway exit is Exit 215 on Interstate 74, near Danville.
Lake Vermilion contains the following species:
- Channel catfish
- Largemouth bass
- White crappie
- White bass
- Yellow bass
- Yellow bullhead
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