Bell Bay Campground and Day Use
There is a scenic one-mile hiking trail on a forested hillside at Bell Bay Campground, six miles north of Harrison. Find the trailhead 25 paces east (left) of the parking area. The trail leads up to a viewpoint and the Upper Loop Rd. Another trail entrance on the west side of the restroom leads down to the lake, dock and picnic area maintained by Kootenai County Parks and Waterways Department.
Bell Bay Campground Day Use Area (Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District) is on the southeast shore of Coeur d’Alene Lake. From Harrison, take Hwy. 97 north three miles and turn left on East Point Rd. See the Forest Service Campground sign. Drive another 2.9 miles, cross the cattle guard, and take the Lower Loop Rd. one mile to the Forest Service sign. When you have gone about half way, you can see where the hiking trail crosses the road on its way from the lakefront to the Upper Loop Rd. Look for the Forest Service campground sign at the hairpin turn. Go straight to enter the camping area. Drive another .2 of a mile to the parking area, which will be on your left next to the restroom.
Tip: There is a $8 day use parking fee, so bring a picnic and plan to spend a few hours.