The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are an aggregation of the Coeur d’Alene and portions of the Kaniksu and St. Joe National Forests. Some 300 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Forest is in the east-central part of the Columbia Plateau, between the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Bitteroot Mountains to the east.
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests comprise about 2.5 million acres of public lands which lie within “the panhandle” of northern Idaho. Northern Idaho is about 20 percent farmland and 80 percent forested. One-fourth of the forested land is owned by small woodland owners; the remainder is owned by industries or other govenment entities.
The Kaniksu National Forest map contains the latest recreation and travel information to guide you through this “land of big waters.” The waterproof and tear-resistant map contains major ownership, travel information, game unit boundaries, and is at a scale of 1/2 inch to the mile. It offers historic information and guidance for boaters, floaters, campers and hikers. For more information, all the ranger district offices’ and related agencies’ numbers are easily found.