Big Hank Campground
Big Hank Will be CLOSED for part of the 2021 camping season due to hazard tree removal work ongoing in the campground. Tentative plans are to reopen July 1, 2021
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 Coeur 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 summer 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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Tentatively opening July 1, 2021. Refer to Recreation.gov for latest updates or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.|
|Open Season:||Memorial Day - Labor Day|
|Closest Towns:||Wallace, Idaho|
|Information Center:||Extra Vehicles: One vehicle is included in your single campsite fee. Each additional vehicle will be charged a per day fee that is collected on site (cash or check only). Maximum two vehicles per site. 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|
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingAttractions include Coeur d'Alene River, fishing, floating, and hiking.
|No. of Sites||Sites are reserved through recreation.gov|
|Fire Information||There are established fire rings at each site.|
|No. of Accessible sites||30 camp units|