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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Located in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Tinkham Campground is on the doorstep of numerous hiking trails, fishing areas, horseback riding trails, and winter snowshoeing areas. The campground is nestled alongside the river under towering Douglas fir and cedar trees, and it offers 47 standard non-electric sites, some of which are reservable and some which are first-come, first-served.

There are several short trails that lead down to the river, and a number of the campsites have direct access to the water as well. From the east side of the campground, access the 0.5-mile Tinkham Discovery Trail for a stroll through moss-covered trees to a small pond that is perfect for children.

The convenient access from I-90 makes Tinkham a prime choice for those wishing to camp without driving hours from the city, and nearby North Bend offers all the amenities one might need. If you are looking for a more isolated or quiet camping experience, this may not be the best option for you, as the proximity to the freeway means traffic is audible.

Note that there are two campsite prices: $16 for non-riverside sites and $18 for riverside.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Convenient access from the freeway. Nature trail. River access.

Cons

Noise from the freeway.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservation phone number

1 (541) 338-7869

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

Comments

08/22/2017
This site is close enough to Seattle that you can go for even one night. We had three people, two vehicles, and 4 dogs. Bring your camping chairs to the river and sit in the river. So relaxing. The highway noise is more like white noise so if you pretend it's the majestic river you're hearing, you'll be good. If you want food and cocktails, check out the Riverbend Cafe. It's less than a 10-minute drive just off of 90.
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