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BELL BAY CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: BELL BAY CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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 lake beach 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 60 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.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • 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
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles and campers above the specified amount
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BELL BAY CAMPGROUND
406 East Point Rd.
Harrison  ID  83833

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)689-9636
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