E. coli bacteria has been discovered in the drinking water supply at the Forest Service’s Bell Bay Campground, which is four miles north of Harrison on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Forest Service officials have notified guests who recently stayed at the campground if contact information was available. No reports of illness have been received at this time.
While the campground remains open, the drinking water system has been shut down while the Forest Service and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality investigate the source of contamination.
Contact the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District at (208) 769-3000 or DEQ’s Coeur d’Alene Regional Office at (208) 769-1422 with questions.