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Attention: Bumblebee is closed to protect the public from hazards caused by unhealthy trees.

BUMBLEBEE CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: BUMBLEBEE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • The maximum number of vehicles that will be allowed on a single site is two. When more than two vehicles are present for the same site, the extras will need to either purchase an additional site or find parking outside the campground.
  • 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
  • Click here to learn more about Idaho Panhandle National Forest
  • 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):
    47.63333, -116.27944
    47°38'0"N, 116°16'46"W

    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.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BUMBLEBEE CAMPGROUND
    26290 CD'A RIVER ROAD
    WALLACE  ID  83873

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)664-2318
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