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PO Box 397
12007 River Point Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731



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N 47°  47.996'
W 091°  46.596'

Elevation at River Point's Marina on Birch Lake:  1455' MSL

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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Lodging and Breakfast

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Ely Minnesota-River Point Outfitting Co.

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OVERNIGHT LODGING is available at River Point Outfitting Co. for canoeing guests going into the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness. Most guests arrive the day prior to their trip to accommodate the need for orientation and final route planning, to review paddling skills, to fish, swim, or relax. Your Boundary Waters canoe trips lodging is available at River Point along with most everything else needed for your canoe trip.

Lodging and Shower Options:

  • Lakefront Tent Camping Area, with bathroom facilities adjacent are available at $12/night per person the night before the canoe trip. Tents provided at $10 per person, or you can pitch your own tent without fee. Sleeping bags and therm-a-rest sleep pads are provided without fee for completely outfitted groups the night before the canoe trip with tent rental. (This lodging option is generally available only for Non-Profit Youth Groups.)
  • BWCA Bunkhouse Lodging

    Private Bunkhouse Lodging with private entrances and twin bunk beds are available at $19/night per person the night prior to the canoe trip. Sleep bags are provided for completely outfitted groups without fee the night before the canoe trip. Bunkhouses are lakefront and have a fire pit available with complimentary firewood.

Note:  1) Please refer to Chalets for lodging options after the canoe trip 2)  Due to limited bunkhouse availability, this lodging choice is generally not an option for groups that have all their own canoes and equipment and just need lodging.

  • Showers in the ceramic tile new shower house and restroom facility are complimentary before and after the canoe trip for completely outfitted guests. Partial outfitted guests renting a canoe may enjoy a complimentary shower after the canoe trip.

    Tent Camping Area rentals (non-profit Youth Groups only) after the canoe trip do not include complimentary use of sleeping bags and/or sleep pads for completely outfitted groups. Refer to Partial Outfitting Rates for sleep bag and sleep pad rates.

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New Lodging Option:

River Point Chalets
Beautiful, spacious one-bedroom chalets; full kitchens with electric appliances, including dishwasher, airy, light-filled living room with gas stove (cozy on cool evenings) and comfortable furnishings with designer touches, plus beautiful ceramic bath with shower. Use your private sundeck to enjoy the lake and forest views. Save by dining-in, instead of at a restaurant.

You may also select lakefront lodging in one of River Point's villas.


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Completely outfitted groups renting overnight accommodations the night before the canoe trip are provided with a bountiful, fresh complimentary breakfast the morning the trip begins.

 Lodging options following the canoe trip: Chalets and Villas. Ely is nearby with many cafes and resturants serving breakfast.

Safe on-site Parking is available, without charge, for completely outfitted guests, and partially outfitted groups renting a minimum of one canoe per vehicle.

Other conveniences at River Point Outfitting Co. are a Guest Laundry, Bait & Tackle shop, with proven Boundary Waters outfitter lures and bait, and the Wolf Den Gift Shop, offering authentic North Country gifts, souvenirs and camping necessities.

Also, available is the Wildwood Lodge, completely finished in knotty pine, featuring a beautifully appointed lounging area with stone fireplace, and a snack and beverage bar, serving beer, sodas, ice cream, pizza, and more.

~One of the finest Boundary Waters Canoe Trips Outfitters~

River Point Outfitting Co.

Why go anywhere else?

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Paddle the Quiet Side®

 River Point Outfitting Co.     Ely Outfitters™

Ely, Minnesota

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  or 1-218-365-6604

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