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
Your new favorite campsite

This campground is close to Seattle but feels like your hundreds of miles away. Easy to get to. Well maintained and you can reserve online. Beautiful views of the cascades and right on the river!

PLENTY OF SPACE!!! Great camping. I would give it 6 stars if I could.

Came here for Cotopoxi Questival and it was perfect. Great friendly neighbors yet peaceful!


Quiet, not a long distance away and great seclusion!!!

Great spot by the river

This campsite is great! Lots of space and friendly people

Awesome campsite!

This campsite is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. We chose this site because it was close to so many hikes!

First to Review

Great campground close enough to the city for a quick trip but feels like you are in another world. Pretty primitive, no showers/electric. If you want to get away, you are away.