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River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

The Ely resorts lodging choices are many… for the multitude of visitors that frequent this quaint northern Minnesota city of Ely each year. One of the premier Ely resorts located on an incredible lake adjacent to the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.


So Why Choose River Point Resort?…Enjoy fine lodging choices…fantastic boating, canoeing, and kayaking…prize walleye, northern, and smallmouth bass fishing…first class family recreation…unparalleled wilderness setting.


It’s About A Special Place. River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. is a wilderness haven with a magic all its own where one can renew and reconnect with family, friends and nature.  Pine scents the air, whether inside or out, 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. It’s about the natural beauty of glacial cliffs, tall pine and birch trees, and roaring rapids…and it’s about seeing wildlife – moose, deer, eagles, loons, and fish. And speaking of fish, Birch Lake is consistently ranked among the top walleye lakes in Minnesota state fish surveys. 90% of Birch Lake’s 20-mile shoreline is remarkably undeveloped and natural!

Anchored by tradition, River Point Resort®, is a Minnesota vacation resort and has been “Making Wilderness Memories” for generations of families since 1944. Experience lodging accommodations that are sprinkled along a spectacular shoreline at this Minnesota lake resort. Guests appreciate the privacy and seclusion of the resort’s accommodations. Families on their MN family vacation enjoy a splendid array of amenities and recreational opportunities including direct water access to the amazing million acre “canoe only” Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, just 4 paddle miles away. River Point Outfitting Co. can provide you with canoes and any necessities for a BWCA canoe trip adventure. Yet any size boat with motor is allowed on stunning Birch Lake. Ideally situated in the midst of this natural splendor is River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.


It’s An Away-From-It-All WildernessIf 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… “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. 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”.

One of the finest Minnesota resorts for Minnesota family vacations offers a respite with something for everyone. Solo travelers, couples, families, extended families, multi generational 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. Those searching for the quiet engagement of reading, writing, sketching, picture-taking, sitting, sleeping, resting and relaxing…will find that for these pleasurable pursuits, River Point Resort® is also a “Naturally Superior Destination”™.


It’s About Reconnecting with Nature… Instead of sky scraping 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. The sound of song birds and the mournful call of the loon replace the blaring car horns, and the worries of everyday life disappears 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.


It’s About You… It’s about getting away, and its’ also about your space and your time. You decide the moments. Imagine relaxing by a romantic fire, sunning on a beach, or sipping a morning cup of coffee on your private sundeck as the sun rises above the breathtaking blue water as far as the eye can see. Discover and explore the sights, sensations, pleasures, and pastimes that River Point Resort® has to offer and immerse yourself in the relaxing, natural ambiance. These and other magical experiences await you!

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