Experience a new style of camping in Ely, Minnesota at Riverside Island Campsites.
Stay on our privately owned island, located on Ely's White Iron Lake, known for excellent fishing and wilderness experiences. A short trip to the island campsites will get you to your own private dock. With only 2 island campsites, you will be able to relax and enjoy the peace and solitude of this island, with wildlife and scenic views.
Riverside also offers the opportunity to experience the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) through convenient day trips or overnight excursions. Come visit us during the winter to enjoy snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
A large 12x20 wall tent awaits you, luxuriously furnished with a bed, pillows and fresh linens, a table and chairs to relax after a day on the lake. A Finnish style, cedar sauna offers a relaxing means of bathing while enjoying this remote island camp. This is the ultimate camper's get away. There's also a screen tent, equipped with a picnic table, cook stove, and all the cooking and eating utensils you will need. We truly bring camping to a new level.
Here are some of the things our guests are saying about Riverside Island Campsites:
"Such a great weekend on the island! Amazing host family and a wonderful experience! Thank you and can't wait to be back next year!"
"Fantastic glam-camping experience. Our kids were first time campers and now they are fully initiated and spoiled by this experience. When we arrived, our two-year old was tickled to find her own comfy toddler bed and our 5 year old thought the tent was her personal playhouse! Megan and Ryan thought of everything and the creature comforts were very much appreciated. Highlights of our trip were:
Enormous tent, marshmallow roasters, eagle sightings, raspberries for the pickin' (in August), king size bed and plenty of blankets (that we didn't have to haul!), fancy outhouse, and midnight sauna that yields warm water the next morning. We loved it and will be back."
"Hesitant to tell too many people about this amazing gem, as it'll book up and we won't get to go back! We spent the weekend on the island with our three kids (10,8,4) and all had a fabulous time! The kids loved exploring the island and rock hopping, we loved the luxe accommodations and the relaxing sauna! Our hosts we amazing! So friendly, and quick to respond to questions and bringing us the fishing boat. Thank you for sharing with us such a special place!"
"Just got back from spending four days on the island and it was a unique and fantastic way to recharge and reconnect with nature. Thanks for the experience!"
"My boyfriend and I had an excellent experience at Riverside Island Campsites. The campsite was beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable. The owners were accommodating and very hospitable. They checked in with us to make sure that we felt at home and gave us the space to explore. We very much enjoyed our time here and will definitely plan to return."