Location: Idaho, United States, 45 miles north of Cataldo on paved Forest Road 208
Season: May – October
Directions: From I-90 at Kingston, take the Kingston exit off of I-90 and follow highway 9 northeast along the river for approx. 24 miles until you meet highway 208.
The intersection of highway 9 and 208 is locally referred to, as the “Y” at Prichard Idaho and there is a small general store there.
Travel another 20 miles north of Prichard on paved Forest Road 208.
Big Hank camping ground is on the left side of the road (there are signs).
Route Description: Big Hank campground is located on the banks of the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. This Forest comprises about 2.5 million acres of beautiful mountains, clear lakes and rivers, ancient cedar groves, fish and wildlife for a host of outdoor activities.
Specifically, Big Hank is a medium to large size campground on the banks of a beautiful river. The location makes for easy access to numerous outdoor activities including opportunities for fishing and water sports, not to mention the numerous hiking and biking trails in the forests nearby.
The campground has 30 campsites with fire rings and tables, restrooms and potable water. This campground is not handicap accessible and is classified as a tent campground because of the lack of power hookups for trailers. There’s a 14-day limit on stays and all sites are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Big Hank is a fee campground (Permits and Fees). There are no reservations allowed at this site and camping is allowed only in designated spots. All vehicles, RVs, and trailers must be parked in the campsite or its driveway. Quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Within campgrounds and other recreation areas, fires may only be built in fire rings, stoves, grills, or fireplaces. Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving. Do not leave your fire unattended.
There is a limit of 8 persons per campsite. Pets are allowed on leash.
And finally, use of fireworks or other explosives within campgrounds and other recreation areas is prohibited.
NOTE: Big Hank Campground is one of several campgrounds located along this section of river. Others include Berlin Flat Campground and Kit Price Campground to name a couple. If one is full, just continue to the next one.
Points of Interest:
Paved Accessible Site
Paved Parking Spurs