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

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

Directions:

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.


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Group Camping

The group site will accommodate up to 100 people. There are 8 trailer spaces available in the group area.
No. of Sites1

RV Camping

Attractions include fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River, floating.
Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
No. of Sites2 pull-through, several oversized sites that can accommodate RVs
Reservation InfoSites are reserved through recreation.gov
Hookup - WaterNo

Campground Camping

Attractions include fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River, floating.
Fire InformationThere are established fire rings at each site.
No. of SitesSites are reserved through recreation.gov
Reservation Info25 of 25 sites accessible
No. of Accessible sites25 camp units

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Fire Danger Level: Low

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.63333

  Longitude : 
-116.27944

  Elevation : 
2200 feet