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About Bumblebee Campground

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

ADA Access: N

$21.00 - $167.00
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Alcohol Allowed
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Bumblebee Campground is located in Idaho
47.6333 N
-116.2794 W
Get Directions
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.
3 Reviews of Bumblebee Campground
Camp close to creek

Private sites in the woods of Idaho. Fish in the creek next to most sites.

Busy is an understatement!

This is the main launch for floating down the river and going to the most popular unpaved campground. ( If some is paved, continue on into the woods, there are endless possibilities along the river .)

I have camped here probably less than 5 times in my 25 years here. The last time was Aug 2012. I just came back from Mexico and had a bad case of Montezuma’s Revenge. Let’s just say it was my best friends’s 1/2 drunken birthday celebrations. At the time, not many camping sites were taken because it was a week day. Now picture two witches celebrating in the moon light next to the biggest fire, streaking, dancing, and to top it all of, fecal matter all along the perimeter of our site.

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Fishing and Floating from the Bumblebee Campground

We camped at Bumblebee in July so we could have easy access to the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River. The campground is managed by the US Forest Service with a camp host and has 23 campsites and a large group campsite that would accommodate up to 100 people. The amenities include paved/chip sealed roads and campsite parking, vault toilets and potable water spigots. The campsites are wooded and a stream runs past the campground. There were blue Forget-Me-Nots growing all along the stream. The campground provides nearby river access for fishing and floating.