Land and Water Transport
River Point Outfitting Co. Ely, Minnesota
Paddle the Quiet Side®
Entry and Exit Point Van Transport
Completely outfitted canoe groups of River Point Outfitting Co. are provided with van transport to and from most of the Ely area entry points as a part of their Boundary Waters BWCA canoe trip package. A small transport fee is assessed for just five of the entry/exit points in the Ely area for guests of River Point Outfitting Co. that have reserved a Completely Outfitted Package. However, due to higher gas prices, a van gas surcharge is assessed on all transports.
Partially Outfitted canoe groups may want to secure the services of River Point Outfitting Co. to provide entry point van transport on the first day of the Boundary Waters canoe trip, as well as exit point van transport back to River Point. There are fees assessed to Partially Outfitted groups who desire this service.
It is possible to paddle back to River Point from 11 of the Ely area BWCA entry points and exit points with the help of a gentle downstream current on the South Kawishiwi River, entry point #32. River Point's strategic water-based location is ideal for those wishing to feel a sense of accomplishment, and save on van transport fees by "paddling back".
Van Rates are per vehicle for transport each way per entry permit.
Partial Outfitting Special Savings: When the Partial Outfitting costs total a minimum group trip amount of $200, the following transport fees apply. If your group's total rental does not meet the $200 minimum, the partial outfitting transport fees listed are doubled.
Meeting the minimum $200 requirement is easy. For example, renting two aluminum canoes for a 5-day trip meets the minimum.
|Destination||Rates indicated are One-Way Transport per permit group|
|Moose River Portage North||$50||$85|
|Burntside Lake (Crab)||free||$25|
|Fall Lake Campground||free||$30|
complimentary shuttle to and from River Point between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
*Fees indicated are for one-way transport per permit group.
Towboat service is water transport in the Boundary Waters with a motorized boat for you and your equipment. This service saves you paddling time by allowing your group to move further into the interior of the wilderness on your first travel day from our Ely, Minnesota base. However, it is almost exclusively used with only the Moose Lake entry point for Boundary Waters canoe trips.
Prices are one-way per person. Rates subject to change without notice.
Entry Point Cost Ensign* $26 Indian Portage* $28 Prairie Portage* $28 Washington Island** $65 Back Bay Portage** $75
*2 Person Minimum
**3 person minimum
Transportation by van to and from other entry points not indicated is available with a minimum of 3 persons. Please call for rate information. Van gas surcharge may apply dependent upon gas prices.
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