Named for an inlet on the stunning and vast Coeur d’Alene River, Bell Bay Campground offers the best of both lakeside camping worlds—the upper camp loop, which can serve as a 60 person group site, is on a hill overlooking this bonkers body of sparkling water. With no direct lake access, but a killer view to wake up to, the lower loop along the shoreline is closer to the swimming docks, and connected to the upper loop by a small trail. Whichever you choose on this first-come, first-served campground, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Anglers have loads of trout and salmon, hikers have the Bell Bay foot path running a mile along the water, and everyone can agree that it rules to have towering ponderosa pines keeping you shaded from the bright sun. Another agreeable point? The nearby town of Harrison has a creamery and fudge shop, featuring wild huckleberry shakes you can’t leave Idaho without trying.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
13 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Bell Bay Campground.

Swimming hole
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Coeur d'Alene River Campground and Picnic Areas
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47.474° N, 116.844° W
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Tent Only: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 60 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 7 Sites
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