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Campground Spotlight - Bell Bay

Beautiful Bell Bay Campground is located on Coeur d’Alene Lake in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and is a prime location for campers to enjoy that one-of-a-kind camping experience.

Bell Bay consists of two loops. The upper loop is a group site that sits on a hill overlooking beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake while the lower loop has 15 individual camp sites that sit on a short ridge along the shoreline. There is also a steep but small trail to the Day Use area that is located on the shoreline where you can spend the day, picnic, and play in the water.

Two docks are also located at Bell Bay where you can fish, swim and moor your boat. A boat launch is located just a few short miles away from the campground. And don’t forget the Bell Bay Trail which is about a mile long foot path around the lakeshore!

Located in the North Idaho Panhandle, this campground is surrounded by a forest of Ponderosa and other mixed pines and lies on the southeast shores of Coeur d’Alene Lake just north of Harrison, Idaho. The lake is known for countless recreational activities and scenic views for visitors.

About an hour away, is the town of Coeur d’Alene, a very popular tourist destination that offers paddle boat rentals, ferry rides, sea plane rides and much, much more. If you want to stay close, the small historic town of Harrison is just a few short miles away.

The Upper Loop at Bell Bay is a group area that accommodates up to 60 people and is open each year from mid-May to the end of July by reservation only. The Lower Loop offers 15 individual campsites, of which six are reservable, and is open from mid-May to the end of September. Drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets are provided in both loops. Reservations can made online at

To get to Bell Bay Campground, 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.

More photos can be seen on our webpage for Bell Bay.



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