Bell Bay Campground


Photo of a campsite at Bell Bay overlooking Lake Coeur d'AleneBell Bay Campground, located on the east shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, is 35 miles from Coeur d'Alene. Bell Bay Campground consists of 2 campground loops (upper and lower loops) with 26 campsites and 4 boat campsites (the nearest boat ramp is in Harrison), a host site, a day use area and a group camping area. A hiking trail connects the loops.

Campground roads and campsite parking spurs are paved.

The lower (lakeside) loop has 15 campsites including one host site, and a day use parking area for the docks and boating.

Amenities include a pressurized water system with two hydrants, one host site hydrant and electricity to the pump house. Other amenities include vault toilets and a host site with a 500-gallon dump vault, telephone hook-up and electrical hook-up.

A trail from the lower loop accesses three docks, campfire rings and picnic tables operated and maintained by Kootenai County Parks and Waterways Department. Bell Bay campers use these docks for swimming and fishing.

The upper loop has 12 campsites and serves as the group site. The loop overlooks the lake, but has no direct lake access. Amenities include pit toilets and a pressurized water system with two hydrants and electricity to the pump house. The Bell Bay Group Site can accommodate 60 people and can be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Minimum operating season is Memorial Day through Labor Day.

At a Glance

Fees Lower loop: $18/night, $8 extra vehicle; Upper loop: $16/night, $8 extra vehicle; $85/night for the group site (60 person/15 car maximum); Day use area: $6
Open Season: Late May
Closest Towns: Harrison, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: This campground is part of NRRS. Reserve units by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the websit

General Information


From Interstate 90, take State highway 3 to State highway 97. Follow Hwy 97 north for 3 miles. Turn onto road 314. Continue 3 miles to campground. (This is north of Harrison,ID.)


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The day use area provides access to docks, picnic tables, and campfire rings.
Reservation InfoThis sites operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Fire Danger Level: Low

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