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Tinkham Campground, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Tinkham Campground
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • The camping fee includes entry for one vehicle and one legally towed vehicle; any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground.
  • Click here for more information about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.40583, -121.58167
47°24'21"N, 121°34'54"W

From Seattle, Washington, go east on I-90 to Exit 42. Turn south and go approximately 1 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Tinkham Campground
Highway I-90
North Bend  WA  98045

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516

Coburg OR 97408

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