Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Tinkham Campground

Tinkham Campground is located along the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It offers some of the most stunning scenery in Washington's North Cascades, as well as easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.


The surrounding area is a prime location for hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall. In winter, visitors can take advantage of skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.

A handful of hiking trails lie within a short driving distance, making Tinkham an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions. The 0.5-mile Tinkham Discovery Trail is an easy, family-friendly nature path. It weaves through fallen, moss-covered trees to a small pond. Children love investigating the insects, wildflowers and fungi along the trail.


Tinkham Campground offers single-family sites, a few of which are accessible. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water. No electrical hookups are available.

Natural Features

The campground sits alongside the river, in a towering canopy of Douglas fir, cedar and western hemlock, providing abundant shade.

Rugged peaks, scenic rivers and abundant wildlife define the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and surrounding designated wilderness areas. On a clear day visitors can see Mt. Baker, which rises to an elevation of 10,781 feet. The active volcano is perpetually snow-capped. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.

Wildlife in the area ranges from mountain goats in the higher elevations to coyotes and pine martens in the forests. Migratory birds and native fish find ample habitat in the varied ecosystems as well.

Nearby Attractions

Mount Rainier National Park is about an hour away. This beautiful park offers fantastic glimpses of glaciers, subalpine ecology and volcanic landscapes. Hiking and scenic driving are the area's most popular activities.

ADA Access: N

$16.36 - $24.44
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Tinkham Campground is located in Washington
47.4058 N
-121.5817 W
Get Directions
From Seattle, Washington, go east on I-90 to Exit 42. Turn south and go approximately 1 mile to the campground.
26 Reviews of Tinkham Campground
Great Location!

Wonderful time at Tinkham! Most of the sites are on the water and it is GORGEOUS! Only thing, the bathrooms were unbearable! I'd definitely go again there tho!

Good experience

The sites were clean and spacious. Not running water or clean restrooms though

Relaxing by the river

We had a beautiful experience at this campground. At the sound of the river rushing behind us the entire time. Woke up to a beautiful sunrise. Easy to get to, clean, bathrooms are clean, and nice fire pits.

Peaceful stopover

We stayed at Tinkham just one night (a Friday). Thankfully, they have first come first serve campsites. We were able to get a spot around 10:00 am and then spend the day doing activities away from the campsite. Everything was well maintained and reasonably private. Highly recommend!

Great spot, like very river

We found a walk-on campsite on a busy weekend and we're so happy to find this spot. There is a lovely little river that runs through the campgrounds.

Nice campground!

Enjoyed our short stay here for Questival. Lots of room between the sites! Easy access to beautiful river also.

Nice for close to Seattle

Green with tall trees. Close to great hiking

Last minute camping

We decided to camp here the day of and found camping grounds right away. Came with a nice BBQ and table, perfect for our smaller group. Other campers were quiet

Good times!

Good set up. A little mossy and uneven but hey, that's camping!

Great campground!

We stayed at Tinkham campground for the Questival challenge. The camp hosts were not only helpful but had a great sense of humor. There are a ton of campsites but it's still fairly quiet. Thanks for a great experience!