Island Camps - Glamping

Island Camping In Ely, MN

We are not taking reservations for the 2022 Glamping Season. Sorry for any inconvenience.

"Glamping" in Ely, at Riverside Island Campsites, where you will experience the incomparable beauty of one of Ely's premier chain of lakes while enjoying the area's finest island tent camping experience.  Deluxe tent camping accommodations await you, unique to any experience you have had before, all on our private ten-acre island. 

In our spacious 12x20 wall tent, you will wake to the majestic sound of a loon calling from the comfort of your king-sized bed.  Whether coming back from an all-day fishing trip with one of our guides or after a day spent enjoying the lake, you will be able to unwind in your personal, wood-fired Finnish sauna as the sun sets over your campsite.  A fully screened cook tent comes with everything you will need to cook up a great meal at the end of your day.  If luxury camping in Ely is something you haven't tried before, allow us to host you for an ultimate tent camping experience!

Both the north-facing "In the Pines" campsite and the west-facing "Birch Point" campsite allow for a fantastic view of the sunrise and sunset over the lake, where a photographer's dream comes true. Photo-taking opportunities are abundant with a resident bald eagle nest in the center of the island, along with plentiful wildlife.


  • A King-sized bed (easily converts to two twin-sized beds)

  • Pillows

  • Bed Linens

  • Carpeted floor in tent

  • Weber Grill

  • Cook stove

  • Lantern

  • Cooking Utensils

  • Eating Utensils

  • Cups and Mugs

  • Fry pans

  • Sauce Pans

  • Coffee Pot (Perculator style)

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Pot Holders

  • Fillet Knife

  • Cutlery Set

  • Kitchen Towels

  • Wine/Bottle Opener

  • Lighter/Matches

  • Soap

  • Dish soap

  • Hot Dog Forks

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Garbage Bags

  • Trash Cans

  • Clothesline

  • Charcoal

  • Chimney-Style Charcoal Starter

What To Bring

  • Clothing

  • Personal Items

  • Towels

  • Food and Drink

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

  • Raingear

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen/Lip balm

  • Headlamp/Flashlight

  • Insect Repellent

  • Pocket Knife/Multi-tool

  • First Aid Kit

  • Sunglasses

  • Books

  • Playing Cards

  • Fishing Tackle

  • Bait/Bait Buckets

  • Alarm Clock/Radio