River Point Resort & Outfitting Co

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  • $110 - $635 Daily Indoor Lodging Rate
  • $615 - $3170 Weekly Indoor Lodging Rate
  • Discounted rates in late May, early-mid June, late August, September
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    • May 12, 2018 - October 1, 2018


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Located on a Lake or River

  • Birch

On-Site Facilities & Services

  • Located on a Lake or River
  • High Speed Internet Available
  • Lounge/Bar/Tavern on-site
  • Sauna
  • Laundry Facilities

On-Site Recreation

  • Swimming Beach
  • Fishing Boats Available
  • Canoes or Kayaks Available
  • Hiking Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Lake/River Access (Boat Ramp)
  • Dock Space/Slips/Mooring Buoys
  • Fishing Boat Motors Available
  • Fishing Guides Available
  • Pontoon Boat(s) Available
  • Outfitting for Overnight Canoe Trips
  • Playground

Indoor Lodging Amenities

  • Open in Fall
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette(s)
  • Fireplace in Room(s)
  • Whirlpool in Room(s)
  • Air Conditioned Units Available
  • Bridal Suite(s)
  • Secluded Individual Cabin(s) or Unit(s)

Accommodations Policies

  • Open to the general public, no membership required
  • Unit(s) that accommodate groups of 10+ people


  • 8.5 miles, or 10-15 minutes, SE of Ely, MN on scenic highway #1.River Point is just an hour inland from Two Harbors, MN on Lake Superior's North Shore via highway #1. Approximately 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul; 2 hours from Duluth, MN

Other Date Information

  • Reservation Office is conveniently open 8:00 am-8:00 pm daily, 365 days of the year. An invitation is extended for you to come and enjoy this "little piece of heaven".

Resort Plans

  • Housekeeping

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Recycling program, recycling baskets, buy recycled products, store chemicals safely, control noise levels, promote leave-no-trace, use recycled paper products when able. Rigorous re-planting yearly program of pine trees, reducing carbon footprint.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Air Quality Improvements
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

Lodging Capacity

  • Number of cabins: 9
  • Number of rooms in lodge building: 3
  • Number of units in condominium arrangement: 4
  • TOTAL number of indoor lodging units: 16

Length of Stay

  • Daily Rental Available
  • Weekend Rental Available
  • Weekly Rental Available
  • Split Weeks Available
  • Extended Stay Facility

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  1. River Point Outfitting Co. & Resort

    River Point Outfitting Co. & Resort

    PO Box 397
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-6604
    Toll Free: (800) 456-5580


    May 12, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

    River Point Outfitting Co.---Boundary Waters outfitters for Boundary Waters canoe trips with a "Paddle the Quiet Side" focus. Exclusive wilderness lakebase on Birch Lake/South Kawishiwi River (entry #32) next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Direct paddle access to 11 Ely, Minnesota Boundary Waters entry points.

    Specializing in first-time trips, fishing & family trips, moose viewing, photography, & remote BWCA areas.

    "Away-From-It-All Wilderness"Experience Life Magazine (Lifetime Fitness) says. . ."If peace and quiet have been in short supply, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness may be the getaway [with River Point Outfitting Co.] that your body and soul craves."

    "Paddle the Quiet Side" with River Point Outfitting Co. and enjoy the more pristine areas of the BWCA for your self-guided canoe trip.

    The most popular Comfort Plus Complete Package comes with a kevlar canoe, the lightest on the market, and other creature comforts, such as backrest seats for both in the canoe and at the campsite, pillows, weight distribution packs with padded shoulder and hip straps, and other essentials are included. A personalized, detailed trip Routing & Orientation Session, maps, van transport, showers both before the trip and after the canoe trip, vehicle parking, and more are part of this package.

    Need just a few things? Let River Point fill in the holes, and provide just the equipment and services you may need, such as canoe rental, maps, pack sacks, bunkhouse lodging, and permit purchase.

    Either way, complete or partial package, we are here to help make for a memorable Boundary Waters adventure.

    Adjacent, full-service River Point Resort is available for lodging options before and after your BWCA canoe trip with enjoyment of its beaches, canoes, kayaks and hiking trail.

    A TRADITION OF OUTFITTING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1944. Family-owned for three generations, River Point is committed to care-taking the environment for future generations, and to providing true Boundary Waters wilderness adventures.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 20

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