Bell Bay Campground


Photo of a campsite at Bell Bay overlooking Lake Coeur d'AleneBell Bay Campground is a prime place to set up camp on Coeur d'Alene Lake. The upper camp loop is on a hill overlooking the beautiful lake, while the lower loop sits on a short ridge along the shoreline.

Natural Features: Located in the Panhandle of northern Idaho, the campground is surrounded by a forest of Ponderosa and other mixed pines. It lies on the southeast shores of Coeur d'Alene Lake just north of Harrison, Idaho. The lake spans 50 square miles, offering countless recreation opportunities and scenic views for visitors.

Recreation: Hikers enjoy the Bell Bay Trail, a foot path that runs for a mile around the lake shore. The day-use area on the lakeshore offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, power boating and canoeing. Anglers enjoy the abundance of trout, salmon and panfish in the vast lake.

Facilities: Bell Bay campground offers six reservable single family sites and several other sites that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is also a large group campground on the upper loop that can accommodate up to 75 guests. Drinking water, vault toilets and campfire rings are provided. The lower loop has two docks where boats can be moored. The walk from the docks is fairly steep but short. For reservations visit

Nearby Attractions: The town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on the northern side of the lake, is a popular destination. About an hour away, the area offers paddle boat rentals, ferry rides, sea plane rides and more.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Refer to for latest updates. or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521
Reservations: For reservations visit
Open Season: Late May - Late September
Closest Towns: Harrison, 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. Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers Electric hookups are not available Fire restrictions may be put in place if local weather conditions are dry This campground has first-come, first-serve sites in addition to reserved sites.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.47639, -116.84139
47°28'35"N, 116°50'29"W

From Pinehurst, Idaho, take Interstate 90 west and turn south on Highway 3. Make a right on Highway 97 and continue north for 13 miles. Turn west onto Road 314 (also known as East Point Road) and continue 3 miles to campground.

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Campground Camping

Attractions include Lake Coeur d'Alene, boat dock, hiking, swimming, town of Harrison.
No. of Sites Sites are reserved through
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 26 camp units

Group Camping

The Bell Bay Group Site can accommodate 75 people and can be reserved through

No. of Sites 1
Reservation Info Reservations are required. Reserve on
Reservation required?: Y


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2600 feet