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Boundary Waters Canoe Trips with River Point Outfitting Co. in Ely, Minnesota

Planning one of the best Minnesota family vacations is easy. Simply select River Point Resort!

Family Resorts in Minnesota...River Point has been making wilderness memories for families since 1944.


A Naturally Superior Destination™

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River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co.

Ely Minnesota Resort

Where the Kawishiwi River Joins Birch Lake
      in the Superior National Forest   

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It's about a premier location and a tranquil setting...
  ...deep within the wooded beauty and tranquil waters of NE Minnesota's Superior National Forest

Hugging the shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake, and just 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 1 hour inland from the North Shore of Lake Superior/Two Harbors, and just 10 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the "Naturally Superior" setting of River Point Resort®, one of the finest Minnesota resorts, offers what no other "Up North" destination can. incredible secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile long Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River, the amazing million acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area at its doorstep, and a magic all its own.

It's about a special place...

Pine scents the air, whether inside or our, and you know that you are in for a unique experience.

On the northern and most private half of Birch Lake, River Point is a wilderness haven far from usual. Anchored by tradition, River Point Resort®, is a Minnesota vacation resort and has been "Making Wilderness Memories" for generations of families since 1944. 

Families on their MN family vacations enjoy a splendid array of amenities and recreational opportunities, including BWCA canoe trip adventures, and experience accommodations that are sprinkled along a spectacular shoreline at this Minnesota lake resort.

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"Away-From-It-All Wilderness"

If you want a "rush", or are in a rush to do absolutely nothing, consider a Minnesota resorts vacation at River Point Resort.  Offering something for everyone from active sports to relaxation...

It's about doing...


It's about reconnecting with nature...

"There's a real need in our crazy, busy world to find harmony in nature."

Instead of skyscraping steel, you will find towering white pine trees, hundreds of years old, bearing strong limbs and rustling branches of fragrant pine needles offering a high, commanding perch for grandest of birds...the bald eagle. The sweeping majesty of the eagle, with its wingspan of many feet, leaving its perch is a sight to behold.

Instead of bumper to bumper traffic, you'll find the inquisitive black bear, the elusive and reclusive wolf, the mighty moose, and the fleet-footed white tail deer.

Wolf in Northern Minnesota
Awesome to Hear…Incredible to See

The sound of song birds and the mournful call of the loon replace the blaring car horns, and the worries of everyday life disappers through the widening ripples of water as a you catch a glimpse of a fish jumping up, and out of the clean northern lake waters, for the briefest of moments.

Escaping to the tranquility of your vacation in River Point Resort®...will open your eyes to a whole new world in harmony with nature. One where granite crags and towering timbers dominate the skyline. One where crowds of people are replaced with peace, quiet, and serenity.

". . . People come here [River Point Resort] for the best of Minnesota vacations to renew, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. Here, they can find a space for equilibrium, where they are empowered to connect with their inner selves and be contemplative. There's time to think, to dream, to talk and converse about something or nothing at all----time to just "be".

"A renewed sense of self and a resetting of the body's natural rhythms happens. A certain kind of captivating, emotional, magical bonding to the magnificent natural beauty of the area emerges, that only a sojourn in the wilderness with River Point Resort® can offer."

River Point Resort® of the finest Minnesota resorts for Minnesota family vacations...offers a respite with something for everyone. Solo travelers, couples, families, extended families, multigenerational families, and friends have the opportunity to engage in active sports and activities.... boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, birding, berry picking, exploring, golfing, shopping, museum hopping, and dining out. 

Kayaking the Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake at River Point Resort-a Minnesota resort
Kayaking the Kawishiwi River

Those searching for the quiet engagement of reading, writing, sketching, picture-taking, sitting, sleeping, resting and relaxing...will find that for these pleasureable pursuits, River Point Resort® is also a "Naturally Superior Destination"™.  

It's your Ely, Minnesota resorts and cabins vacation at River Point Resort...


It's about you...

Minnesota's about getting away, and its' also about your space and your decide the moments. Discover and explore the sights, sensations, pleasures, and pastimes that River Point Resort® has to offer and immerse yourself in the relaxing, natural ambience. These and other wonderful experiences await you!

Want To Go Fishing?


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Look at northern Minnesota MN, and you'll find Birch Lake. It's not small-5,628 acres-but it has a bunch of 1- to 2-pounders, roughly three times the state average, according to DNR testing. Maximum depth is about 25 feet, so Birch might produce an opening day bite. . ." "a lesser-known honey hole that is brimming with walleyes just waiting to be caught someday." Minnesota Walleye Fishing....Check it out!

 Birch Lake and River Point Resort are the location! Minnesota Fishing Resorts at their finest.

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   Open dates for 2015 are mid-May to October 11

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Global Position

N 47°  47.996'
W 091°  46.596'

      Elevation at River Point's Marina on Birch Lake:  1455' MSL

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If you would like more information, or you are ready to make a reservation, please use our on-line form, send us an e-mail or call 1.800.456.5580

“Best of the Midwest”
Rated one of the Top 4 Resorts in Minnesota
by Midwest Living Magazine
Open May 15 - October 11, 2015

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