Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Big Hank Campground
Due to hazard trees, Big Hank will be closed for the 2021 season.
As of July 12, Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are prohibited. Gas stoves with an on/off switch are still allowed. You can learn more by following this link.
We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
Big Hank campground is located next to the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, with river access trails from the campground. It is located approximately 73 miles northeast of the city of Coeur d’Alene, ID. Big Hank consists of 30 single campsites.
$21.00 per night
$8.00 per extra vehicle
$8.00 for day use
$52.00 for day use season pass
Reservations: Available through recreation.gov. Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: From Coeur d’Alene, travel east on Interstate 90 to the Kingston Exit #43. Follow the paved Forest Service Road #9 north for 26 miles, then continue 17 miles north of the small town of Prichard on Forest Road #208. The campground will be on the left, just after you cross the bridge. (It is located approximately 4 miles north of Devil’s Elbow campground). See map below.
Open Dates: Opens a week before Memorial Day weekend (on Friday), closes the third Monday in September.
Amenities: Two hand pumps, vault toilets, and garbage cans. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Nearby: 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. The Shoshone RV Dump Station is 12 miles away.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.