#1 ranked Ely Minnesota resort with secluded cabins and cabin rentals within the tranquil wooded beauty and clean, fresh waters of the Superior National Forest lies the finest of Ely Minnesota resorts with great fishing and family fun activities. Located where the Kawishiwi River joins Birch Lake is River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. – Ely Minnesota Resorts – Minnesota Resorts

JULY 5, 2024  7:00 PM



The site of the River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is steeped in both family history and in the tradition of the family vacation resorts of Minnesota and Ely Minnesota family resorts.  River Point has been in the same Minnesota  resort family. . .the Koschak family. . . for 78 years, and before that the Laurel Indians (dated 500 B.C.) called this tranquil northern wilderness near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or BWCA for short, their home Read more»

One of the finest Minnesota Resorts and the finest Ely Minnesota Resort…Hugging the shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake, just 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 1 hour inland from the North Shore of Lake Superior and the city of Two Harbors, and 15 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the “Naturally Superior” setting of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. offers what no other “Up North” destination can. An incredible secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile long Birch Lake, a direct paddle to the amazing million acre Boundary Waters, and a magic all its own.


The 1.1 million acres Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness directly adjacent to River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. (4 paddle miles away) was designated a Dark Sky Sanctuary in September, 2020 which is the first such designation in Minnesota. And, the BWCA is only the 13th location in the world to be officially designated for the quality of its night skies and it is the largest site designated to date. Marvel at the  incredible beauty and distinguished quality of starry nights of our Northern Minnesota night sky at River Point, an Ely Minnesota cabin resort. With an effort to share the amazing star lit sky above by reducing the effects of too many lights, guests enjoy staring upward at the “wilderness above us” and discovering constellations, the Milky Way, the moon, planets, and stars….sky sights almost every night for the unaided eye.  A recent study said that “humanity has enveloped our planet in a luminous fog that prevents most of Earth’s population from having the opportunity to observe our galaxy…” Here at River Point Resort’s unique wilderness peninsula, you’ll have the chance to successfully gaze upward, observe, and cherish the night sky.

A Naturally Superior Destination™

 “Away-From-It-All Wilderness”:  Lifetime Magazine

If you want a “rush” or are in a rush to do absolutely nothing, consider an Ely Minnesota family resort+ and Ely MN cabin rentals at River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co. Offering something for everyone from active sports to relaxation. Escaping to the tranquility of your Minnesota resort with cabins at River Point Resort® will open your eyes to a 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 and serenity.

Pine scents the air, whether inside or out, and you know that you are in for a unique wilderness experience. Anchored by tradition, River Point Resort® provides a Minnesota resort with rental cabins and has been “Making Wilderness Memories” for generations of families since 1944. From an adventurous BWCA canoe trip to fishing Birch Lake, a Minnesota walleye fishing lake, to hiking, kayaking, child size playaking, to taking a sauna, to jumping on the Floating Island swim raft, to playing kid’s tag in the huge playground area…there is always a vast array of things to do.

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”    –William Shakespeare