River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. A Naturally Superior Destination 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 15 minutes from the quaint town of Ely, the magnificent setting of River Point Resort & Outfitting Co. offers what no other Up North destination can. An incredible, private secluded wilderness peninsula, the unspoiled shoreline of 20-mile-long Birch Lake, a direct paddle to the amazing million-acre Boundary Waters, and a magic all its own. Pine scents the air, whether inside or out, and you know that you are in for a unique wilderness experience. Anchored by tradition, River Point Resort provides Minnesota resort vacations and rental cabins and has been Making Wilderness Memories for generations of families since 1944. From an adventurous BWCA canoe trip to fishing Birch Lake, a Minnesota walleye fishing lake, to hiking the private 2-mile Trail of Reflections, to kayaking, to swimming at the two sand beaches, to taking a sauna, to jumping on the floating Island swim raft, to playing kids tag in the huge playground area there is always a vast array of things to do. Plus, River Point Outfitting provides Paddle the Quiet Side® canoe outfitting services for Boundary Waters Canoe Area paddle adventure trips. Specializing in servicing beginner groups, families, and fishing groups with the advantage of being able to paddle back to River Point’s marina at the end of the trip with a gentle downstream current on the beautiful South Kawishiwi River, entry point #32.