River Point Outfitting Co. & Resort

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  • Complete canoe trip outfitting packages starting at $280 per person for a 3-day trip with canoes, lightweight equipment, fine food, trip routing. Partial outfitting, canoe rentals only, and Food & Canoe Packages and Guided trips are other options.


    • May 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018


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  • 8.5 miles SE of Ely on Hwy #1, on the north shore of Birch Lake & the South Kawishiwi River. River Point is lakebased just 4 paddle miles south of the BWCA entry point, South Kawishiwi River #32, and only ten minutes driving time to downtown Ely.

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  • 8am-8pm daily.

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 recycling paper products when able. Vigorous re-planting of pines to replace dead trees, and reduce the carbon footprint
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. River Point Resort & Outfitting Co

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


    May 12, 2018 - Oct 1, 2018

    Minnesota Resorts-Ely, Minnesota Resorts and Rental Cabins.

    River Point Resort: This private lakefront resort is located on a magnificent mile-long wilderness peninsula in the heart of the Superior National Forest adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with Minnesota cabins sprinkled along its vast shoreline.

    OUTDOOR NEWS: "Birch Lake [and River Point Resort] provides 'fabulous fishing just outside the BWCAW."
    (March 24, 2017)

    Turns out the fishing on the northern half of Birch Lake where River Point is located is pretty newsworthy! Outdoor News says, “Shoreline development is minimal…anglers have no problem getting on this tucked-away gem and cashing in on its robust walleye, northern pike, crappie, and small-mouth bass populations.”…”Steve Koschak, grew up in these parts and has owned his resort on the northern end of Birch for 41 years. To say he knows this lake well, and appreciates its beauty and fish-producing potential, would be an understatement.”

    River Point Resort has been rated "BEST OF THE MIDWEST" by Midwest Living Magazine. Minnesota Resorts...An Ely Minnesota Resort.

    Arthur M. from Kenosha, WI writes: "From the moment we walked onto the grounds the peace, the calm, the beauty, the quality of the resort started to take effect. This was magnified by the owners and staff, who not only made us feel welcome, but also kind of like family...facilities were superb, updated, and well maintained."

    River Point Resort is located on a pine-covered peninsula in northern Minnesota on the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake, with some 20 miles of undeveloped wilderness shoreline allowing one to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature.

    Secluded northern Minnesota lakefront Cabins with fireplaces and screen porches, romantic Minnesota honeymoon Villas with two-person whirlpools and fireplaces, and new log-furnished, designer inspired Chalets are lodging options for week-long MN vacations and short stays. Just want an overnight...consider one of the new Chalets.

    A romantic MN Honeymoon Package offers a getaway vacation with a comfortable and romantic accommodation, unlimited boat, motor, and canoe use, 4 hours on a pontoon boat or profishing/touring boat, chocolates, towels, and more.

    Enjoy Minnesota fishing for walleye, northern pike, and small mouth bass with no motor restrictions and a multitude of islands, coves, bays, and rocky points to provide you with a lifetime of angling memories. St. Paul Pioneer Press says: "Birch Lake, a notable fishing scene" in the heart of fishing country. Marina with a selection of boats and motors, Bait and Tackle Shop, complimentary fish cleaning, and friendly fishing advice is available.

    To experience the Boundary Waters (BWCA) by canoe for the day is easy, as the South Kawishiwi River where River Point is located directly connects to this famous area via USFS entry point #32, so you can paddle in and paddle out from River Point's marina.

    River Point can also equip you with a complete or partially outfitted canoe trip package for longer Boundary Waters canoeing adventures.

    Take a guided fishing boat and motor excursion, go boating, take a complimentary kayak and explore the lake, have a picnic, swim at two sand beaches, hike the private Trail of Reflections, go on a wolf howling adventure, berry pick, enjoy an evening bonfire at one of three new fire pits while roasting marshmallows with new-found friends, canoe into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the day or overnight, relax in the natural beauty--clean, fresh air, glacial cliffs, pines and birch, shining stars.

    River Point Resort: Minnesota Resorts
    "A Superior Resort Vacation" says the Boundary Waters Journal

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