River Point Resort & Outfitting CoPO Box 397
12007 River Point Rd
Ely, MN 55731
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, MNGet Directions
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River Point Resort: This secluded lakefront wilderness 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.The pine-covered peninsula on the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake with some 20 miles of undeveloped wilderness shoreline allows one to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature.
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."
Secluded northern Minnesota lakefront 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 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 boat, gourmet chocolates,and more.
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 41 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 trip or you can do it on your own. River Point can also equip you with a complete or partially outfitted canoe trip package for longer Boundary Waters canoeing adventures, also.
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 guided fishing boat and motor excursion, go boating, take a complimentary kayak and explore the lake, have a picnic, swim at two sand beaches, take a steam in the new sauna, enjoy the Garden Shower while gazing at the star studded skies, hike the private Trail of Reflections, go on a wolf howling adventure, berry pick, enjoy an evening bonfire at one of three fire pits while roasting marshmallows with new-found friends, canoe into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the day or overnight adventure, 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
Hours & Dates
Open Season (Office Hours) (May 12 - October 1)
- Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Daily indoor maximum: $725.00
- Daily indoor minimum: $125.00
- Weekly indoor maximum: $3625.00
- Weekly indoor minimum: $635.00
Lodging rates vary for 1-3 bedroom accommodations. Boundary Waters complete canoe trip outfitting packages may be arranged starting at $280 per person for a 3-day trip with canoes, lightweight equipment, fine food, trip routing. Partial outfitting for cam
- 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: 4
- Total number of indoor lodging units: 16
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
Based on 93 reviews
Beautiful location, setting & lake but disappointing cabin and ridiculous resort fees.
We have stayed here 3 previous times & found the cabins & villas updated & comfortable. So I assumed the only...
— 546marily, August 27, 2022
My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in September. We have never been to the area and were looking for a quiet, relaxing stay. I called and talked with Jane, who was most helpful and excited to...
— RIMASK, September 28, 2021
Returned to River Point for the 3rd time. This time we got the Riverview cabin. Very nicely furnish, updated appliances; lots of space, and super clean. This cabin has one bedroom; 2 bathrooms...
— wiminneapolis, August 9, 2021
We spent four nights in the Sunrise Chalet which was a very nice accommodation and we could see Birch Lake from our dining table. It had a small deck area with chairs overlooking the lake, and a gas...
— LovesPhotoOps, June 27, 2021
One star is too generous for how inconsiderate Jane and Steve are as business owners. I prepaid $650 for one night in a chalet and a deposit for canoe outfitting for 5 people. This was going to be a...
— anitamF7275EA, April 27, 2021