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BIG HANK, ID

part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Photo: BIG HANK
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Big Hank Campground is located along the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River in Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Shore fishing is a large draw, along with local hiking and biking trails. The campground also provides an excellent base camp for hunters during season.

Wildlife like mule deer, moose, osprey and calliope hummingbirds are often spotted.

Natural Features:

Big Hank is in a heavily wooded area on the banks of the Couer D' Alene River and Big Hank Creek. At 2,800 feet elevation, the campground sits on the Big Hank Meadow.

Recreation:

Tubing on the river is a popular summertime activity, as is cutthroat fishing.

Whitewater rafting enthusiasts enjoy the class I-III rapids down the river.

Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are a short drive away. Highlights include trails to Centennial Falls, Shadow Falls and Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars.

Facilities:

Big Hank Campground offers about 30 spacious campsites for tent camping. Drinking water from hand pumps, vault toilets, picnic tables and established fire rings are among the conveniences offered. Roads and campsite parking spurs are paved.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • The maximum number of vehicles that will be allowed on a single site is two. When more than two vehicles are present for the same site, the extras will need to either purchase an additional site or find parking outside the campground.
  • The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • There are no electric site hook-ups at this facility
  • First-come, first-serve sites may be available
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    47.8225, -116.09778
    47°49'21"N, 116°5'52"W

    From Kingston on I-90, take Exit 43 to FH-9 and drive 20 miles north to Prichard, then turn left and continue 17 miles north on FH Road 208 to campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BIG HANK
    MILE POST 42 COEUR D'ALENE
    PRICHARD  ID  83873

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)664-2318
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