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River Point Resort & Outfittting Co.

Phone: 218-365-6604

Toll Free: 1-800-456-5580

Fax: 218-365-6139

Email: info*AT*riverpointresort.com

Website: http://www.riverpointresort.com

Location 12007 River Point Road Ely, MN 55731 Get Directions »

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PO Box 397 Ely, MN 55731-0397


Birch Lake & South Kawishiwi River


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  • Bait
  • Beach
  • Pontoon Rentals
  • Boat Motor Rentals
  • Fire Ring
  • Fishing Guide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outfitter
  • Reunion
  • Water Toys
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“A Naturally Superior Destination”
Ely Minnesota Resorts: Hugging the shoreline of Birch Lake, in the Superior National Forest, just 4 hours from Mpls, 2 hours from Duluth, and only 10 minutes from Ely, the “Naturally Superior” setting of River Point Resort offers what no other “Up North” Minnesota resorts destination can….a secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile long Birch Lake and the Kawishiwi River, the amazing million acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area at its doorstep, and a magic all its own.

On the northern and most private half of beautiful Birch, this premier northern Minnesota resort is a haven far from usual with a fine array of amenities and recreational opportunities, and where lakefront Vacation Homes and Cabins with screen porches, sundecks, and fireplaces, lakefront Villas with sundecks, double whirlpools, and fireplaces and log furnished, designer inspired Chalets  (great for short stays), are sprinkled along a spectacular mile-long shoreline.

OUTDOOR NEWS talks about Minnesota Fishing Trips and says: “Birch Lake provides ‘fabulous’ fishing just outside BWCAW”, and River Point Resort is one of the premier Minnesota fishing resorts. Birch Lake boasts top walleye fishing and equally fine numbers of trophy northern pike, feisty smallmouth bass, and slab crappies. Discover the smell of fresh fish at private fish fry in a secluded bay, or “catch and release.” Fishing seminars, guide service, marina, Bait & Tackle Shop, profishing/touring boats, and pontoons are options. Think Ely resorts-Ely, Minnesota resorts-River Point!

Want to paddle a canoe? Do it on your own or enjoy River Point’s guided day trips into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, just four paddle miles. Fishing, solitude, amazing scenery and wildlife are yours to capture. Our experienced in-house guides will take you into the beauty and peacefulness of the 1.1 million acre protected Boundary Waters for a fabulous full day of Minnesota fishing. Your day trip can be fishing focused, or all about nature, gorgeous views,, the beauty and peacefulness, photography, and wildlife. It’s your choice! Our Paddle the Quiet Side day trips will get you into the less used, more tranquil areas of the Boundary Waters.

River Point Outfitting Co. also offers overnight canoe trips for 3, 4, 5 days, or more into the Boundary Waters. We can supply you with the canoes, all the lightweight equipment, fine food and expert, friendly trip routing advice for a successful BWCA canoe trip. Let us help!

Special honeymoon and romance packages are offered. 3 nights: $495; 4 nights: $545; 5 nights: $590. Package rate is added onto the rate of the lodging choice chosen. Enjoy a new log furnished chalet or romantic villa for your special time, plus unlimited boat, motor, and canoe use, toweling, chocolates, welcome basket, and more.

Minnesota Resorts Vacations with Family at River Point Resort

Family Related

Minnesota Family Resorts, River Point: A family tradition since 1944. Fresh air, glacial cliffs, pine and birch offer a canopy for enjoying lakefront lodging on our magnificent, private peninsula with loads of complimentary amenities:  kayaks, child size playaks, paddleboards, two sand beaches, floating island rafts, the “Trail of Reflections” private 2-mile hiking trail, playground, and the new authentic Finnish style sauna, are complimentary.

Fishing Related

MN Fishing Resort and Minnesota fishing trips with walleye, northern, small-mouth fishing. Full marina with boats, motors, pontoon boats and profishing boats, a Bait & Tackle Shop, and complimentary fish cleaning are available. Guided fishing trips with enthusiastic and friendly guides are offered on day or half day on beautiful Birch Lake and the South Kawishiwi River. Undeveloped Birch Lake, a true wilderness lake that’s easy to navigate with a myriad of islands, coves, bays, and inlets is truly an Anglers Paradise.


Fishing Packages

Minnesota Fishing Trips just got better with River Point Resort’s fishing packages.

Here’s some of what Outdoor News has to say about Birch Lake: “Birch is full of walleyes that have continued to build in numbers through natural reproductions. The lake hasn’t been stocked with walleyes since 2002, but it doesn’t need to be”

Outdoor News continues with Jef Eibler, DNR assistant fisheries supervisor in Tower (MN) saying, “… the most recent assessment of Birch lake, conducted in 2015, produced more than 13 walleyes per net, which was up from the previous survey in 2012. The lake has a reputation for producing eating-size walleyes, as well as trophy-caliber fish.”

Spring Fishing Package:

Lodging, boat, motor, 1st tank gas, 2 dz bait/day: $99/person/night for 5-6 persons; $109/person/night for 4 persons; $119/person/night for 2-3 persons. Min.3-nite rental. Valid May 11-June 7. Read More

Summer “Short Stay” Fishing Package:

Lodging, boat, motor, trolling motor, backrest swivel boat seats, 1st tank gas, 2 dz bait/day. $119/person/night for 5-6 persons; $129/person/night for 4 persons; $139/person/night for 2-3 persons. Valid June 8-July 5. Read More

Summer “Full Week” Fishing Package:

Lodging, boat, motor, trolling motor, backrest swivel boat seats, 1st tank gas, 2 dz bait/day.  $685/week for 6 persons; $705/week for 3-5 persons; $805/week for 1-2 persons. Valid June 8-July 5.

*Lodging choice on each package is dependent upon availability best suited to fulfill occupancy capacity. Not applicable on previous reservations or Memorial Weekend. Tax, 6% resort fee, fishing license, rods & reels, and tackle are additional. Read More