Bell Bay Campground
Bell 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 Recreation.gov.
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
|Refer to Recreation.gov for latest updates. or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521
|For reservations visit Recreation.gov.
|Late May - Late September
|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.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingAttractions include Lake Coeur d'Alene, boat dock, hiking, swimming, town of Harrison.
|No. of Sites
|Sites are reserved through recreation.gov
|There are established fire rings at each site.
|No. of Accessible sites
|26 camp units
The Bell Bay Group Site can accommodate 75 people and can be reserved through Recreation.gov.
|No. of Sites
|Reservations are required. Reserve on recreation.gov
Lake and Pond FishingLake fishing on Coeur d'Alene Lake.
Day HikingA hiking trail connects the upper and lower loops of the campground. A trail from the lower loop leads to 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.
PicnickingThe day use area provides access to docks, picnic tables, and campfire rings.
|This sites operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Boating - MotorizedA trail from the lower loop accesses three docks operated and maintained by Kootenai County Parks and Waterways Department. Bell Bay campers use these docks for swimming and fishing.
|Boats can be launched in nearby Harrison.