From Orr, take St. Louis County 23 to Buyck (16 miles). At Buyck, Cnty 23 turns into Cnty 24. Continue on Cnty 24 for 5½ mi to Forest Road 491. Turn left for 5½ mi to the Vermilion Falls Recreation Area access road. Turn left for 0.3 mi to parking areaGet Directions
Vermilion Falls is a torrent of water cascading through a 10-foot wide chasm in the granite. It is part of the Vermilion River which runs north 40 miles from Lake Vermilion and empties into Crane Lake through the Vermilion Gorge. The ¼ mile round trip trail to the falls and observation deck is accessible and passes by three picnic sites which overlook the river. You may bring a portable charcoal grill or camp stove for cooking at the picnic sites. Campfires are not allowed. Please pack out all trash and protect this fragile area.