Boundary Waters Outfitters
Boundary Waters outfitters, River Point Outfitting Co., is committed to making your BWCA canoe trips successful and memorable adventures. You can depend on River Point’s years of wilderness experience providing expert advice and it’s Paddle the Quiet Side® location where the South Kawishiwi River joins Birch Lake at the doorstep of the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area BWCA.
History and family tradition are the foundation of River Point Outfitting Co. Family-owned and operated, the site of River Point is steeped in a rich history and family tradition. It has been in the same Minnesota family, the Koschak family, for 78 years and before that the Laurel Indians (dated 500 B.C.) called this tranquil northern wilderness peninsula near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area their home. Read more»
Situated on a secluded mile-long wilderness peninsula in the Superior National Forest just 4 hours from Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, and a short 8.5 miles from the quaint town of Ely, Minnesota, BWCA outfitters, River Point Outfitting Co. has a magnificent private lakefront location under a canopy of birch and pine trees.
BWCAW Permit System
Give River Point Outfitting Co. a call and we can help with all the planning and secure the necessary permit(s).
We’re here 7-days a week to help plan your paddling adventure! 218-365-6604
River Point Outfitting Co. is Ready to Service Your BWCA Canoe Trip
Our goal is to continue to ensure that we are operating with the best interest of our paddlers (you!), our employees, and the community in mind. We have diligently implemented health and safety guidelines related to coronavirus from the CDC, our state and county health departments, the United State Forest Service, and our tourism industry within the uniqueness of our magnificent private wilderness setting and the singularity of our family run outfitting business. We invite you to join us in providing you with your Boundary Waters canoeing adventure.
Boundary Waters Outfitters – Ely Outfitters™
“We are stewards of the land and water…and, have been for four decades. Let us share our passion and love of the Boundary Waters with you.”
-Steve & Jane Koschak and James Koschak & Krista Jonson
Discover Captivating Natural Beauty
Your BWCA trip….because the naturally beautiful and equally amazing million acre Boundary Waters wilderness just 4 paddle miles away, River Point Outfitting Co., Ely Outfitters™, is your best choice for a Paddle the Quiet Side® BWCA canoeing experience. The Boundary Waters is yours to discover. Your adventure is waiting.™
BWCA outfitter, River Point Outfitting Co. has the strategic distinction of being the only lake-based Boundary Waters outfitters with doorstep paddle access to and from eleven different entry points in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Ely, Minnesota. The conduit providing this incredible access to and from so many entry points for your BWCA trip is the scenic and beautiful South Kawishiwi River right where River Point is located.
The South Kawishiwi River, BWCA entry point #32, is the east border of River Point and allows for diverse canoe routes to explore for any number of days. Know that River Point Outfitting Co. also services all entry points into the Boundary Waters in the Ely/Isabella area for your BWCA trips. Because of this you can be assured that premier Boundary Waters outfitters, River Point Outfitting Co., will provide you with the finest equipment and expert service and a great route for your special canoeing adventure. Go with the Pros!