A Naturally Superior Destination™
Where the Kawishiwi River Joins Birch Lake
in the Superior National Forest
"A Naturally Superior Destination"™
River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.
It's about location and 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.
...an 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 place...
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.
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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...and not doing...
"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.
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 Minnesota...at 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...one 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, water-skiing, hiking, birding, berry picking, exploring, golfing, shopping, museum hopping, and dining out.
Kayaking the Kawishiwi River
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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...
...from Doing to Not Doing...the choice is yours!
It's about accommodations...
Lodging...select from four categories of comfortable, inviting accommodations along the mile of shoreline on River Point's private peninsula. Pine scents the air, and the natural beauty of woods surrounds you...whether indoors or outdoors, you'll escape to an unforgettable Northwoods setting.
It's about you...
Vacation...it's about getting away, and its' also about your space and your time...you 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?
"12 ROUTES TO HEAVEN"
"THE DEADLY DOZEN (MINNESOTA) WALLEYE LAKES"
LAKE #5: BIRCH LAKE
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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!
River Point Resort is a leading Minnesota Fishing Resort and a proud supporter of Obsessive Compulsive Fishing (O.C.F.)™-a condition that affects millions of people...from kids to grandparents, and everyone in between.
Fortunately, there's a safe haven that understands the need to fish and welcomes those with the complexities of O.C.F.™ It's called Ely Minnesota. To stay in touch with your O.C.F.™, it's crucial to get away to a place of solitude and fish-filled lakes. Ely Minnesota MN is such a place. And, Birch Lake and River Point Resort are the location! Minnesota Fishing Resorts at their finest.
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Location and Setting
Learn about the beautiful wilderness of River Point's Naturally Superior Location™--one of the finest Ely resorts--a Minnesota resort--an Ely Minnesota MN resort-- on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River, near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area BWCA, and find a listing of Ely festivals, holidays, best fishing times and other seasonal highlights.
Cabins, Lodging and Rates
Minnesota resorts MN superior lakefront vacation homes cabins, Ely, Minnesota rental cabins, upscale villas, and new chalets, all located on a private, secluded wilderness peninsula with a mile of shoreline on Ely Minnesota's Birch Lake.
Amenities and Marina
Full marina and waterfront rentals--a great way to enjoy 20-miles long Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River: canoes, fishing boats, motors, pontoon boats, and profishing/touring boats. Complimentaryfirewood and "sit-on-top" kayaks, new sea kayaks to rent. Learn about the housekeeping services offered by River Point Resort. Read about relaxing massage therapy in nearby Ely, just 10 minutes away that can be scheduled for your you and more.
Find out about superb Boundary Waters canoe trips for day or ovenight adventures, day Boundary Waters fishing trips, BWCA guided trips, naturalist program of activities, children's playground, swimming, Aqua Jump floating raft, mountain biking, hiking, shopping, and complimentary kayaks, water bikes and more.
Looking for northern Minnesota Resorts with great fishing? Try Ely Minnesota fishing. Great northern MN walleye fishing, northern pike, smallmouth bass, and crappie on Birch Lake--a Minnesota fishing resort vacation at River Point Resort.
There are many Ely, Minnesota area attractions and others that are nea Ely. Visit the International Wolf Center, Black Bear Center, Dorothy Molter Museum, Tower/Soudan Underground Iron Ore Mine, Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, superb golf courses, and much more.
Minnesota resorts packages included at River Point Resort are a romantic Honeymoon and Romance vacation getaway package, a Spring Fishing Expedition package for great spring walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass fishing on Birch Lake---a premier Minnesota walleye fishing lake. Another package is a 2-day, 1-night Minnesota Boundary Waters canoe trip adventure, called the "Taste of the Northwoods." Great choice for an introduction to canoeing the BWCA with the help of River Point Outfitting Co.--one of the area's finest Boundary Waters outfitters.
Resort Layout Map
Take a look at the layout of River Point Resort on this helpful map link. Minnesota cabins, villas, and chalets sprinkled along a mile of scenic shoreline on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River
History and Tradition
Minnesota vacations at resorts are a family tradition. Begin your family tradition with one of the Ely Minnesota MN resorts: River Point Resort!
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From the Press
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N 47° 47.996'
W 091° 46.596'
Elevation at River Point's Marina on Birch Lake: 1455' MSL
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