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Idaho Panhandle

National Forests



We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.


Bumblebee Campground is located at the confluence of Bumblebee Creek and the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.  It is 38 miles from the city of Coeur d’Alene, ID.  Bumblebee consists of two loops in a forested setting.  The east loop has 12 campsites and the host site.  The west loop is operated as a group site, but can also be used as 11 single sites when available.



    $21 per night

    $42 for double sites

    $8 per extra vehicle

    $98 for group site

    $8 for day use

    $52 day use season pass


Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. The group site can be reserved one year prior to the first day of your camping stay. All other sites can be reserved 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.

Directions: From Coeur d’Alene, travel east on Interstate 90 to Exit 43 (Kingston). Follow the paved Forest Road #9 north for approximately 6 miles, then turn left (west) on Forest Road #209 – also known as Bumblebee cutoff, which is paved. Follow this road for 3 miles, then turn right on paved road #796 and travel approximately 1/10 mile. Bumblebee will be on the right and left sides of the road.  See map below.


Open Dates: Opens a week before Memorial Day weekend (on Friday), closes the third Monday in September.


Amenities: Drinking water from hand pumps, vault toilets, garbage cans.  Roads and parking spurs are paved.


Nearby: Trout fishing is available about a half-mile from the campground in the Little North Fork of Coeur d'Alene River.  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.

See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

These facilities are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service.

Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

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