Big Hank Campground is located along the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. This beautiful campground lies in a heavily wooded area on the banks of the river and sits on Big Hank Meadow. Fly fishing for cutthroat trout is a major attraction in the area along with rafting and tubing on the river and hiking on the many mountain trails. Sites of interest include hiking the trails into Centennial and Shadow Falls and the Settler’s Grove of Ancient Cedars.
In mid-May to early June the campground is full of the smell and beauty of wild roses. Wildlife like mule deer, elk, moose, osprey and the calliope hummingbirds are often spotted. And if you look real close, you might just find the elusive morel mushroom. Big Hank Campground offers 30 spacious campsites (14 walk-in and 15 that can be reserved), paved roads and parking spurs, drinking water from hand pumps, vault toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. Trail access to the river is also available.
This campground is open thru September 23, so you still have a chance to go camping there this year. Reservations can be made at recreation.gov.
Directions and a map can be found on Big Hank's page.
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.