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"A Naturally Superior Destination"


Location & Setting

Naturally Superior™  Wilderness Vacations

Exceptional Ely Minnesota Resorts Vacations      Premier BWCA Canoe Trips

River Point Aerial View

Ely, Minnesota resorts vacation, secluded private Minnesota cabins, and the Boundary Waters BWCA canoe trips headquarters are located along this mile of secluded wilderness shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River

"A Naturally Superior Destination"™


Located in the heart of the Superior National Forest adjacent to Ely Minnesota, just an hour inland from the North Shore of Lake Superior, River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is one of the finest Ely, Minnesota MN resorts with private, secluded cabins, villas, and new chalets, plus a premier Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter. A superb northern Minnesota resort choice.

Love paddling the BWCA

Sons of Ralph H., age 12 & 14, from Eugene, OR

Surrounded by tall stands of mature white pine, Norway pine, birch, and maple, and bordered on three sides by crystal clean water of Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River, River Point is a wilderness resort lodge and Ely, Minnesota family and fishing resort vacation retreat where one can reconnect with family, friends and nature; and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, fine fishing, and Boundary Waters canoe trips.


Exceptional Ely, Minnesota Resort Vacations


"Our first real vacation in Minnesota was extraordinary from beginning to end! River Point Resort offered us the most refreshing week of our nearly four decades of marriage. We loved our accommodations and there are so many choices to bless each day in the midst of incredible beauty. We absolutely have a new favorite resort! Like us, you will find the wonderful host family to be the perfect icing and cherry garnish for this award winning getaway."              Carol W., Plymouth, MN



Minnesota CabinJust an 8.5 mile drive from Ely, Minnesota MN on scenic highway #1-and you are at the entrance road to River Point Resort. A private mile long wooded driveway further and you arrive at your secluded "sojourn at the lake". This short 10-15 minute drive from downtown Ely is worth every minute as this Ely, Minnesota resorts location on a beautiful wilderness peninsula of land with a mile of shoreline on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River is stunning.


Rainbow near docksIncredible scenery and the wonderful "lack of development" surrounds the Ely, Minnesota resorts setting of River Point Resort, creating the ultimate in privacy and seclusion. Unlike other area lakes which have shorelines that are dotted with private cabins, other businesses, and resorts, Birch Lake is 20 miles long, with miles and miles of wilderness shoreline on its aprroximate 6,000 acres. 90% of this amazing Birch Lake shoreline is totally undeveloped federally-owned land. If you see another boat or two in an hour, we call that busy!

River Point is situated on the most private and secluded northern half of  pristine Birch Lake--with direct "paddle access" to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Northern Minnesota resorts setting at its finest!


Fishing Near River PointEly, Minnesota Family and Fishing Resort


Great walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass fishing is a tradition on Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River. This is the Ely, Minnesota resorts fishing experience that you long for. Don't fish? No you will enjoy the boating equally as well.

Guide service, full marina service, the private hiking trail, "Trail of Reflections", two sand beaches, complimentary small watercraft (kayaks, water bikes), children's playground, Aqua Jump swim raft and great shopping at the Wolf Den Gift Shop are available for your enjoyment.

There is also an opportunity to gain that sense of equilibrium again and not "do anything." You'll have plenty of time to "relax, renew, and rejuvenate"™ without interruption in an exceptionally magnificent, naturally peaceful lakefront setting! Visit River Point Resort-and you'll want to return year after year.



Midwest LivingMany guests of River Point say that one of the highlights of their Ely resorts vacation was taking an overnight BWCA canoe trip while enjoying the "Taste of the North Woods" package, as recommended by Midwest Living Magazine.

 A great way to have a Boundary Waters adventure combined with an Ely, Minnesota resort vacation.

A Unique Historical Location-A Family Tradition- The location of River Point is steeped in history, as it is the site of a nationally significant archaeological find of the Laurel Indian culture in 1982, dated 500 B.C.

Two Couples at River Point Resort

Second generation Steve and Jane Koschak and good friends, Laura and Eric G., from Gardener, KS staying in Ledgerock Chalet (repeat guests for 10 years) enjoy a beautiful fall day.

This Minnesota cabins resort has also been in the same family-the Koschak family-since 1944. Three generations of the same family have been making the tradition of staying in a "Minnesota cabin at the lake" a reality for families from all over the world.

River Point Resort Layout Map


Birch LakePremier BWCA Canoe Trips and Outfitting





The "Naturally Superior Location™" of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is on the north and most secluded half of Birch Lake at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area, for canoe trip adventures accessible with direct water access via the South Kawishiwi River--BWCA entry point #32. Service to all of the other 30+ entry points into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is also offered by River Point Outfitting Co. in Ely, Minnesota.


When you select River Point Outfitting Co. as your BWCA canoe outfitter, you'll "Paddle the Quiet Side"® into the most pristine, and secluded spots in the Boundary Waters.

Outside Traveler Magazine featured River Point's guided canoe trip adventures into the Boundary Waters, including the popular "Wolf Howling Trip" package, for both families with children, and for adult canoe trips.

Good Housekeeping Magazine honors River Point Outfitting Co.'s Boundary Waters outfitters as the "Best Canoeing Bargain Vacation".


Canoes by the lakeWant a longer canoe trip adventure?

River Point Outfitting Co. will provide the canoes, tents, sleep bags, packsacks, maps, fine food, and all other essential items, trip routing with our experienced staff, plus, we will secure the necessary USFS travel permit.

You'll enjoy incredible scenery, fishing for feisty smallmouth bass and tasty walleye; catch a glimpse of moose, deer, eagles, otter, loons and other wildlife; view wonderful sunsets, northern lights (never know when they will appear), pictographs, and experience an endless amount of peace and serenity. Check out the 3-10 day completely outfitted canoe trips into the Boundary Waters.

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River Point is the perfect place to stay and experience the spirit of the North Woods whether at a vacation home private cabin, villa, or chalet at River Point Resort, or on a "Paddle the Quiet Side"® Boundary Waters canoe trip adventure with River Point Outfitting Co.

Birch Lake Sunset       

Or do both, a resort stay combined with a BWCA canoe trip.

The choice is yours!

Minnesota Vacations from River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.


River Point Resort Layout Map

Birch Lake Maps

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