Camping in Washington State is definitely a must-do if you live here. If it’s your first time to camp, I highly recommend Tinkham Campground because it’s not far away from the city and the fact that you get your 3G in the campsite too! So, you’re not totally immersing yourself in nature as a first-timer, but you are immersing yourself subtly minus the fears of not being connected to your digital life.
My Tinkham Campground Photos
About Tinkham Campground
It is located along the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It is alongside the river, canopied by tall Douglas Firs, Cedars, and Western Hemlocks. There is also a trail within the campgrounds called Tinkham Discovery Trail that stretches 0.5 miles which is not bad for beginners.
⛺ Campsite # 13: According to the host, this is the most popular spot in Tinkham Campground. I personally chose this spot from the website because it was the closest to the river. Upon arrival, I immediately realized that it was the perfect spot!
- There is a hidden area where you can fit 2 two-person tents in by the river.
- There is a private direct-to-the-river access for this campsite.
- You can fit an extra 3 two-person tents by the main campsite.
- You can fit 3 cars in your campsite ; However, only 2 are allowed. Otherwise, there’s an extra fee.
- The vaulted restroom & trash is just across the campsite.
Pros & Cons of Tinkham Campground
🌲 Pros of Tinkham Campground
- Amenities: Vaulted restrooms, 3G accessible, entrance station with host, drinking water.
- Activities: Hiking, fishing, biking, camping.
- Campfire pits.
🌲 Cons of Tinkham Campground
- Noise Level: 4 out 5. The campgrounds are by the freeway which makes the noise level a 4 out of 5.
- Insects: Plenty of insects on the area especially at night. They get attracted to light and you’ll see them hover and fly around your artificial lights.
- Not wheelchair accessible.