Big Hank Campground

Photo of campsite at Big Hank Campground

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 located along 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.

Big Hank was logged in 2021 to remove hazard trees. Hazard trees are continually being removed due to declining health to protect public safety. Major campground renovations are planned in the future using funds provided by the Great American Outdoors Act.

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: Refer to for latest updates or call Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at: 435-245-6521
Reservations:  Reservations can be made by visiting
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Closest Towns: Wallace, Idaho
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
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

General Information


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.


 Accessible campsites

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Attractions include Coeur d'Alene River, fishing, floating, and hiking.
No. of Sites Sites are reserved through
Fire Information There are established fire rings at each site.
No. of Accessible sites 30 camp units

River and Stream Fishing

There are fishing opportunities on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.

Day Hiking

There are hiking opportunities within a short drive of Big Hank Campground.


Tubing on the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River is a popular summertime activity.

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Recreation Activities


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  Elevation : 
2800 feet