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
|| Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov. Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival.
||$18 per night for the standard, non-electric campsites.
$145 per night for the group area.
||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
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.