Bell Bay Campground

Bell Bay Campground, located on the east shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, is 35 miles from Coeur d'Alene. Bell Bay Campground consists of 2 campground loops (upper and lower loops) with 26 campsites and 4 boat campsites (the nearest boat ramp is in Harrison), a host site, a day use area and a group camping area. A hiking trail connects the loops.

The lower (lakeside) loop has 15 campsites including one host site, and a day use parking area for the docks and boating. A trail from the lower loop accesses three 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.

The upper loop has 12 campsites and serves as the group site. The loop overlooks the lake, but has no direct lake access. Amenities include pit toilets and a pressurized water system with two hydrants and electricity to the pump house.

The Bell Bay Group Site can accommodate 60 people and can be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Minimum operating season is Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- Lower loop: $18/night, $8 extra vehicle
- Upper loop: $16/night, $8 extra vehicle
- Group Site: $85/night (60 person/15 car maximum)
- Day use area: $6

Bell Bay Campground is part of the US Forest Service Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Please visit the USFS website or for additional information.

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  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • public restrooms
  • sightseeing

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