Wild roses in full bloom at Big Hank Campground on the Coeur d'Alene River. Photo by Sandy Davis.
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
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 fourth 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.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.
Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.
These facilities are operated under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service.