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The Kaniksu National Forest is a U.S. National
Forest located in northeastern Washington, the Idaho panhandle, and northwestern Montana. The Idaho portion is
one of three forests that are aggregated into the Idaho Panhandle National
Forest, along with the Coeur d'Alene National
Forest and St. Joe National Forest.
Kaniksu National Forest has a total area of 1,627,833 acres (2,343.5 sq mi or 6,787.6 km²).
About 55.7% is in Idaho, 27.9% in Montana, and 16.4% in
Kaniksu National Forest was established on July 1, 1908 from a
portion of Priest River National
Forest. On September 30, 1933 a portion of Pend Oreille National
Forest was added, and on July 1, 1954 part of Cabinet National Forest was
added. Kaniksu was administratively combined with Coeur d'Alene and
St. Joe National Forests on July 1, 1973.
The forest headquarters are located in Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho. There are local ranger district offices located in
Bonners Ferry, Priest
River, and Sandpoint (all in Idaho).
In descending order of land area