River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.12007 River Point Road
Ely, MN 55731
8.5 miles, or 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, MNGet Directions
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This is your place at the lake on a magnificent mile-long secluded 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. The pine-covered peninsula on the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake with 20 miles of undeveloped wilderness shoreline allows one to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature and with family and friends at this Minnesota family 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 facility 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."
Secluded northern Minnesota lakefront Vacation Home Cabins and Cabins with fireplaces and screen porches, romantic Minnesota honeymoon Villas with two-person whirlpools and fireplaces, and log-furnished, designer inspired Chalets are lodging options for week-long MN vacations. For shorter stays or just an overnight...consider one of the Villas or Chalets.
OUTDOOR NEWS: "Birch Lake [and River Point Resort] provides 'fabulous fishing just outside the BWCAW." 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 47 years. To say he knows this lake well, and appreciates its beauty and fish-producing potential, would be an understatement.”
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. Guides are available for this fun-filled day canoe trip or you can do it on your own. River Point Outfitting Co. can also equip you with a complete or partially outfitted canoe trip package for longer overnight Boundary Waters canoeing adventures.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has been recently designated a Dark Sky Sanctuary, the first such designation in Minnesota, and only one of 13 such amazing places in the world to marvel at the incredible beauty and distinguished quality of the starry skies. And, River Point Resort is just 4 paddle miles away allowing guests to marvel at the same night sky while observing the Milky Way, the constellations, the moon, and a myriad of stars.
THINGS TO DO:
Take a day guided fishing boat and motor excursion, go boating, use a complimentary kayak and explore the lake, have a picnic on the shoreline of Birch Lake, swim at two sand beaches, jump on the "swim to" trampoline with water slide, experience a steam in the new sauna, enjoy the Garden Shower while gazing at the star studded sky, hike the private Trail of Reflections, and even try berry picking on a nearby island. Consider doing something a bit different and go on a self-guided wolf howling adventure in the evening right on the property or enjoy an evening bonfire at one of three fire pits while roasting marshmallows with new-found friends.
Paddle into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from River Point's Marina for the day or ask about planning an overnight BWCAW canoeing adventure. Or, simply unwind and relax in one of the many Adirondack chairs sprinkled along the shoreline, watch the kids swim at one of the beaches, and take in the natural beauty--clean, fresh air, glacial cliffs, pines and birch, and shining stars.
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"A Superior Resort Vacation" says the Boundary Waters Journal
DatesReservation 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".
Lodging rates vary for 1-3 bedroom lakefront accommodations. Boundary Waters complete canoe trip outfitting packages may be arranged starting at $345 per person for a 3-day trip with canoes, lightweight equipment, fine food, trip routing, and more.
- Open in fall
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- High-speed Internet available
- Laundry facilities
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Dock space/slips/mooring buoys
- Fishing boat motors available
- Fishing boats available
- Fishing guides available
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Outfitting for overnight canoe trips
- Pontoon boat(s) available
- Swimming beach
Indoor Lodging Amenities
- Air conditioned units available
- Bridal suite(s)
- Fireplace in room(s)
- Secluded individual cabin(s) or unit(s)
- Whirlpool in room(s)
- Unit(s) that accommodate groups of 10+ people
- Housekeeping (self catering)
- Air quality improvements
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. Preserv
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Number of cabins: 9
- Number of rooms in lodge building: 3
- Number of units in condominium arrangement: 2
- Total number of indoor lodging units: 14
Length of Stay
- Daily rental available
- Extended stay facility
- Split weeks available
- Weekend rental available
- Weekly rental available
Meetings & Conferences
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 20