Bumblebee Campground

Bumblebee Campground is nestled in a dense forest near the Little North Fork Coeur D'Alene River, making it a perfect fishing and seasonal hunting base camp. Swimming and floating the river are popular activities as well.

Natural Features: The campground sits next to Bumblebee Creek near the Little North Fork Coeur D'Alene River at an elevation of 2,200 feet. 

Coeur d'Alene National Forest spans 726,819 acres and is one of three forests comprising the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The majority of Idaho's waters are located in this northern region.

Recreation: Bumblebee's creekside location creates easy access for floating, swimming and wading. Trout fishing is available about a half-mile from the campground in the Little North Fork of Coeur d'Alene River. Rainbow and cutthroat trout are the most common catches. 

About 15 miles from the campground is the 803 Motorized Trail System, which provides dedicated off-road trails and open roads in the Steamboat Creek area.

Facilities: Bumblebee is comprised of two loops, each with vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water. Roads are paved and campsite parking spurs are sealed gravel. 

Several single-family campsites are available. A group site can accommodate up to 100 people.

Nearby Attractions: The town of Coeur d'Alene is a delightful place to explore. Visitors can go paddle boating or parasailing on Lake Coeur d'Alene, or even take a trip around the lake on a seaplane. A variety of shops and restaurants are available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Refer to Recreation.gov for latest updates or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521
Reservations:  Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival.
Fees: See Recreation.gov for fee information.
Open Season: Mid May - Late September
Closest Towns: Kingston, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Information Center: Extra Vehicles: One vehicle is included in your single campsite fee. Each additional vehicle will be charged a per day fee that is collected on site (cash or check only). Maximum two vehicles per site. The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14. Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating This campground has first-come, first-served sites A fee will be charged for additional vehicles and campers above the specified amount

General Information


Take the Kingston Exit off Interstate 90 and take Forest Road 9 North for 5.4 miles. Turn left onto Bumblebee cutoff and head 3 miles to the campground sign at the junction with Forest Road 796. Turn right onto Forest Road 796 and go 0.1 miles to the campground. Single sites are on the loop to the right and the group site is the loop on the left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Attractions include fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River, floating.
No. of Sites Sites are reserved through recreation.gov
Reservation Info 25 of 25 sites accessible
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 25 camp units

RV Camping

Attractions include fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River, floating.
No. of Sites 2 pull-through, several oversized sites that can accommodate RVs
Reservation Info Sites are reserved through recreation.gov
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

The group site will accommodate up to 100 people. There are 8 trailer spaces available in the group area.
No. of Sites 1

River and Stream Fishing

There are fishing opportunities on the Little North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.


Tubing on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River is a popular summertime activity.

Related Information

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2200 feet