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"A Naturally Superior Destination"


Boundary Waters Canoe Area

No list of the best in secluded wilderness vacation getaways would be complete without the Midwest's crown jewel, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Named one of the "50 Places of a Lifetime" to visit by National Geographic Traveler, this remote wilderness area stretches some 1.1 million acres across the border of northern Minnesota and Canada.

Charles Kuralt noted, "If it is absolute solitude you want, you have only to paddle far enough."

BWCA Day Canoe Trips

Let premier River Point Outfitting Co. help you plan a self-guided day canoe trip to enhance your wilderness vacation lodging rental at River Point Resort. Germany's Lufthansa Magazine says, River Point's "location on Birch Lake is a good place to set out on day trips."

Everything you'll need for a guaranteed outdoor canoeing adventure is available for you, from canoes, paddles, and life jackets to tasty food and BWCA entry point transport.  Plus we'll make sure you have the confidence to do it!

Guided Day Canoe Fishing Trips

Take a deep breath; this is a day to be savored. One of our experienced in-house guides will take you and your group or family into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area BWCA for a fabulous full day of fishing. If you are not sure of your canoeing skills, join our instructional canoe class, or we will arrange a "one-on-one" class just for you prior to the canoe trip so that you can enjoy your outdoor recreation to the fullest!

Walleye, northern pike, crappies, smallmouth...catch and release, or catch them, and the guide will "cook em' up." Whether you are a beginner fisherperson or a seasoned veteran you will savor this day. If you love canoeing and fishing, this is the trip for you!

Includes: canoe, life vests, live bait, transport to entry point, fresh shore lunch cooked over an open campfire, and expert fishing guide.

1-2 persons:  $245/day
Additional person:  $40
Deposit:  $100

Fishing license, tax, guide gratuity extra.
Rates subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Your day BWCA canoe trip need not be fishing focused. The focus may be to paddle, take pictures, and simply for the enjoyment of the incredible scenery.

BWCA Resort
BWCA Camping/Resort Option

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area, with island-studded lakes and pine-covered forests, is best suited to canoeing!  You may sample this vast area by camping overnight for a few days, and also enjoy the comfort of lodging at the resort for a few days, perhaps, selecting a villa with a double whirlpool for your stay.  Complete BWCA outfitting includes the canoe and all other lightweight camping equipment, quality food, and routing.  Check out River Point Outfitting Co. and discover how you can "Paddle the Quiet Side"®.  We offer canoe trips into the BWCA and Canada's Quetico Provincial Park.  The total focus of your vacation may be the canoe trip or you may combine it with a resort stay.  The choice is yours.

"Taste of the North Woods" Canoe Trip Package

Featured in Midwest Living Magazine, SURPRISE PACKAGES . . ."Into the wilderness" article


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"They're great for giving throughout the year."

When renting a vacation home, villa, or chalet at River Point Resort for an extended time (minimum of three nights or more), you have the option of further experiencing the wilderness at River Point's doorstep when going on "Taste of the North Woods", 2-Day, 1-Night canoe/camping adventure.  This is especially fun for families who want just a "taste" of wilderness camping and canoeing.  Two fabulous plans offered by River Point Outfitting Co.™ are available.

Option #1: Overnight in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (US camping permit required).

Option #2: Overnight on the wilderness shoreline of the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake, which are adjacent to the BWCA, but require no US camping permit.  Due to the virtual uninhabited shoreline of these pristine waters, the same feeling of remoteness is yours to delight in, as you would experience in the Boundary Waters.  With either option, you will "Paddle the Quiet Side."®

Includes: All equipment - aluminum canoes, paddles, life vests, tent, sleeping bags, stuff sacks, therm-a-rest sleep pads, packsacks, folding saw, gas stove, cook kit and utensils. Also included are travel maps, a pre-trip routing session and transport to your wilderness entry point.

"Taste of the North Woods" Canoe Trip Rates

Rate without food: $335 for up to 4 persons. 
Each Additional person: $50.
Deposit: $100.

Fishing license, tax and guide gratuity, if applicable, are extra.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Want us to pack the food?
Add on $9 per meal per person. Typically, we pack lunch and dinner on day one, and breakfast and lunch on day two. You may select food from the River Point Outfitting Co.™ deluxe menu planner which offers many fresh entrees, as well as lightweight dehydrated food choices. Food is packed in its own food pack, and includes a kitchen camp kit (dish soap, trash bags, bar soap, scrub pads, etc.)

Want a guide?
Add on $175/day for up to two persons. $25/day for each extra person. Add on $35/day for the guide's outfitting charge for equipment/food.

Want a Kevlar canoe? (lightest weight canoe) Add on $10 per person per day.

Paddling With Pro-Guide James

Early reservations are encouraged for best BWCA permit availability on
Option #1.
US permit fee of $12 for a group of up to  9 persons, and US user fees of $16 per adult and $8 per youth, age 17 & under, are additional with Option #1. These fees are payable to the USFS. River Point charges an $8 fee for securing and handling of the BWCA permit.

Gift the "Taste of the North Woods" canoe trip package to yourself, or someone else for a birthday, anniversary, Holiday gift, etc. You'll be happy you did! 

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

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by Midwest Living Magazine
Open May 12 - October 1, 2017

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