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Riverside Island Campsites

Unique or Historical Accommodation

Riverside Island Campsites is the hottest place in Ely to experience “glamping” glamorous camping. Located on a private 10-acre island on White Iron Lake, you will be treated to a truly one of a kind experience. We will bring you and all your gear to your own private dock, which is just steps away from a deluxe wall tent on an elevated wooden platform with amazing sunset views. Inside, you will find luxurious amenities, including a king-sized bed. This comfy tent is connected, via boardwalk, to your own personal sauna and outhouse facilities. Everything is already on the island for you to enjoy your stay. You simply need to bring your clothing and food. There is a large fully screened tent to cook and eat in, a charcoal grill, and a picnic table close to the fire pit where you can enjoy the view of the lake from the campfire. Feel free to bring your own boat, or rent one from us, or you can simply enjoy the canoe that comes with the campsite. There are only 2 sites on this entire island, leaving you in the solitude to explore its truly unique features. We invite you to come and relax, and maybe even pamper yourself a bit, with one of our deluxe packages, from guided walleye fishing trips, to a relaxing couple's massage, we will work with you to make it an unforgettable experience.

View of the sleep tent via the boardwalk from the sauna. – MaryAnn Pinckney

What to Bring

You simply need to bring your food and clothing, along with a sense of adventure to truly enjoy the island campsite. A full list of ideas is located on our website,

Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)

Everything you may need is available on the island, in our fully screened cook tent.

Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate

There are two campsites that each hold approximately 4 people.

Property Access

Our island is located on White Iron Lake, and is accessible by checking in, then being brought by boat to the island. Additionally, there is a canoe at each campsite for your enjoyment.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

We are a local and family-owned business. We love the Ely area and are excited to share our piece of the world with you!

Accessibility Notes

There is rocky, uneven terrain on this site. Unfortunately, it is not handicap accessible.

Eco-Friendly Notes

There is not running water at the tent sites. You are required to draw your own water for bathing in the sauna from the lake. There is a brand new cedar-sauna and outhouse at each site.

Pet Friendly Notes

Well-behaved pets are welcome!


Seasons Open

Riverside is open May through October and late December through March, depending on ice conditions for island accessibility.


$125/ night or $750/ week


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Warming Source

Wood Burning Stove

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