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TeePee Creek
« Opened on July 21, 2017, 04:48:48 PM (Edited October 19, 2017, 04:29:23 PM) »
Teepee Creek
Coordinator: Steven Foster 
Date TBD Some time in June
Teepee Creek is a small stream that flows into the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. It is about 450 miles from Anacortes and 50 miles north of Kingston which is just east of Coeur d’Alene on Highway 90.
Teepee Creek is a great place to learn to fish small streams yet be able to fish for cutthroat that can get to 20 inches. It is all wade fishing and the Cutts like the pools and ripples. It is remote as the last 30 miles are gravel road so it does not get the heavy use of some more popular streams. I went three years ago while I was still learning to fly fish and had a great time learning to catch the Cutts. It is  remote camping and with some good camping  and there are campgrounds closer to Kingston if you want. I will be taking my motor home. I plan to go in mid to late June after the snow run-off. If you think you might be interested, please let me know.


Turn left at Kingston (exit 43) off 90 onto FR 9 to Prichard. Once there you turn north along the NF 208 and travel about 25 miles to Big Hank Campground. Just above Big Hank NF 208 will turn NF 6310 and then into Teepee Creek rd. Tyee Creek appears to begin at the intersection of Teepee Creek, Indepedence Creek and a branch of the Couer D' Alene River. Camping is available at Big Hanks campground on a first come basis.  Big Hank is in a heavily wooded area on the banks of the Couer D' Alene River and Big Hank Creek. At 2,800 feet elevation, the campground sits on the Big Hank Meadow.

Refer to this map  to explore the back roads and area. 

From I-90, take Exit #43 (Kingston) and drive 24 miles north on Forest Highway 9 (two lane paved highway) to the Prichard Junction. Continue on Forest Road 208 for 28 miles to the end of the pavement and the start of Forest Road 6310 (a gravel road with rocks and potholes). Travel 4 miles on road 6310 to the confluence of the rivers/creeks. The approximate travel time from Coeur d'Alene on this route is 2 hours.