River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

Ely and Western BWCA

River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

12007 River Point Road
P.O. Box 397
Ely, MN   55731

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Contact Information:

Proprietors: Steve, Jane, & James Koschak
Toll-Free Phone: 1.800.456.5580
Email: info@riverpointresort.com


Hugging the shoreline of beautiful Birch Lake, just 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 1 hour inland from the North Shore of Lake Superior and the city of Two Harbors, and 10 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the Naturally Superior™ setting of River Point Resort® & Outfitting Co., one of the finest Minnesota resorts, offers what no other “Up North” destination can.

Located on a magnificent mile long wilderness peninsula, bordered by the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake, with direct paddle access to the amazing million acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area, this amazing facility has a magic all its own.

Sixteen accommodations are sprinkled along the shoreline offering seclusion and panoramic lakefront views. High comfort housekeeping lodging choices have screen porches, wood-burning fireplaces, double whirlpools, and sundecks and the Vacation Home Cabins, Cabins, Villas, and Chalets range in size from one-three bedrooms.

Also, offered for canoe outfitting guests when utilizing the services of River Point Outfitting Co. are lakefront Bunkhouse lodging and Chalet lodging options.

Full Marina with complimentary fish cleaning and Bait & Tackle Shop, along with boat, motor, pontoon, and profishing/touring boat rentals, plus friendly, helpful staff makes for a great fishing vacation getaway. Added plus is guide service on fish-abundant Birch Lake with motorized watercraft, and day guided paddle trips into the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Or, do a self-guided paddle for the day by leaving right from the Marina and paddling into the BWCA.

Two sand swim beaches, floating island rafts, playground, new sauna, the private two mile "Trail of Reflections", Wolf Den Gifts, and the Wildwood Lodge for quick snacks and beverages make family time getaway to River Point delightfully fun. Complimentary sit-on-top-kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, and child size playaks offer many things to do on the water.

We welcome you to share in the River Point tradition as we enter our 42nd year of "Making Wilderness Memories" for generations of families who enjoy a vacation "up north" at the lake - a true Minnesota family resorts

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Main Amenities:

  • Lake Access - Direct Access to beautiful northwood lake
  • Outdoor Recreation - Boating, canoing, swimming, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.
  • Cabins - Cabins rentals
  • Bunkhouse - Inexpensive rentals for pre-post trip lodging
  • Hotel/Motel - Hotel and motel lodging
  • High Speed Internet
  • Housekeeping Plans
  • Lodge

Additional Amenities:

  • Beach - Sandy swimming beach.
  • Hiking Nearby - Nearby hiking trails
  • Canoes - Canoe rental
  • Motor Boat Rental
  • Fishing - Nearby fishing available
  • Airport Nearby
  • Bait
  • BikeTrail
  • Birding
  • Fireplace in Room
  • Fishing Boats
  • Fishing Guide
  • Kayaks
  • Kitchenette
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping Nearby
  • State/National Park Nearby
  • Telephone

Additional Amenities:

  • Non-Smoking Rooms - Non-smoking rooms and cabins
  • Private Docks/Slips - Private Docks with some cabins
  • Golf Course Nearby - Public Golf Course Nearby
  • Bicycles
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fish Cleaning House
  • Gas/Oil
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub in Room
  • Laundry
  • Naturalist Program
  • Pontoon Rentals - Pontoon
  • Recreational Water Toys

River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

info@riverpointresort.com or info@elyoutfitters.com


Now hiring employees in various positions for the upcoming resorting and Boundary Waters canoeing season in Ely, MN.

Resort Maintenance/Marina Service Staff

Canoe Outfitting Staff

Housekeeping and Wildwood Lodge Retail Sales and Guest Services Staff

Office/Web and Social Media Staff

Gardening and Lawn Care Staff

Please Note: Tasks in various positions often overlap with cross training occurring to create full time positions. Tell us about your skills and expertise and share them with other staff and guests at an amazing lakefront wilderness peninsula. Performing tasks in various positions taps into your skill set and offers you variety in your daily work.

Spend your late spring, summer, and early fall at River Point, located just 10 minutes from downtown Ely, on the South Kawishiwi River and Birch Lake with direct water access to the BWCA via entry point #32, South Kawishiwi River.

Staff enjoys various employee perks, such as discounts on all retail clothing and souvenirs, free use of kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, paddle boats, and 16'boats with 15 hp motors. Hike River Point's own private hiking trail swim at the two beaches, and hang out on the floating rafts on your time off.

Plus, "end-of-the-road", Ely, the gateway to the Boundary Waters, is a funky, quaint town at the wilderness edge with many cool shops and eateries, coffee shops, a new library, a great Fitness Center, several hiking trails, summer and fall festivals, including the Blueberry Arts Festival in July, the Harvest Moon Festival in September, and the Ely Marathon providing loads of fun things to do and to attend.

Owners, Jane and Steve Koschak, were born and raised in Ely, and along with son, James, will offer much training and help to make your employment experience rewarding, educational, and enjoyable.

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A complete description and details for all positions offered is on the page indicated above. If interested, please fill out the Employment Application Form, found within the Employment page, and submit the other requested items. Upon receipt, you will be contacted further.

An opportunity to spend time in the beauty of Arrowhead region of northern Minnesota directly adjacent to the Boundary Waters can be life-changing. Feel free to contact us for information from past employees who loved their experience working at River Point Resort & Outfitting Co.

For all information on River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. refer to http://riverpointresort.com/

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