Traveling about 25 miles north from Lake Vermilion along the Vermilion River will take you to Crane Lake and the southern border of Voyageur's National Park.
Voyageurs is a water-based park where you must leave your car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islands and shorelines, although many hiking trail are accessible by car.
Voyageurs adjoins the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area, which was similarly gouged by massive glaciers right down to the ancient bedrock known as the Canadian shield. The result is a region of unusual rock outcrops, irregularly shaped lakes, and slow-moving rivers, perfect for canoeing and fishing and all other manner of water play. The park is largely composed of water - five major lakes and at least 25 smaller ones.
Unlike the Boundary Waters, Voyageurs is open to motorized recreation, which means you will see and hear motorboats on the lakes, and snowmobiles in winter.
For more detailed information visit the Official Voyageur's National Park site.