Tinkham Road

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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NF-55
North Bend, WA 98045
425-888-1421
425-783-6000
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GPS: 47.3908, -121.52

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 1714 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
T-Mobile 4G
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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
84 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0
“Forest road camping, a few choise pull outs”

Reviewed Oct 18, 2017

Overall Rating

Tinkham Rd is a heavily pot holed dirt road that runs parallel the 90 for about 7 miles. Our bad luck when we stayed here there was serious construction on the 90, thus heavy traffic, so hundreds of people took shitty Tinkham to avoid the traffic. A road I feel would have very little traffic had semis rollin down it. So this kind of ruined it a bit.

Besides the heavy traffic, I think it was a decent spot. The exact coordinates was the best camping area I found. There were a couple other pull offs that I did not explore as it was tight. The camping area at the coordinates is a little pull off road that goes back 50 yards then is a T. Either side can easily hold a RV, and it is like 2 separate camp sites. There where a few other lookers who came through after we got our spot mid day. Some one else took the other side of the T. I could see showing up here late living you site less.

There is some really good hiking in this area. We went East on the 90 to the local ski area, parked the rig in a huge parking lot in front of the ski hill and hiked the PCT for 5 miles. It was a awesome hike this time of year, we made it into about 3 feet of snow in 2 hours until we decided to turn around. The trail here is well used and easy to follow with no gear here.

Access was easy, little slow driven on Tinkham, avoid pot holes. Hiking in short drive is awesome. Site was kinda dirty, don't take any trails out of there, all bathrooms. Decent view from camp, and some highway noise, but hard to decipher over the river in front of it. We had 3bars 4G but couldn't really get good service, got a few emails out.

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2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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SerendipRV

21 Winnebago Travato 59K
25 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

SerendipRV would stay here again

“Tinkham Road Dispersed Camping near Tinkham Campground and Denny Creek Campground”

Reviewed Jul 15, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a five mile dispersed camping area off of Tinkham Road. Take Exit 47 off the I-90. (Not to be confused with the Tinkham Campground which is Exit 42. Denny Creek is also Exit 47, but it is on the north side of the I-90.) The FREE camping area we are reviewing is on the south side of the I-90. Yes, there is some highway noise, but it is more like white noise compared to most campgrounds near a highway.

The spot we stayed: 47°23′28″ N 121°31′10″ W - We stayed here with friends, so we had three RVs in this area.

The forest rangers are extremely nice and helpful! We have talked to several, as there is a bear in the area.

The road and sites are gravel. The site areas have fire rings. Most of them are very private and secluded. Star gazing is amazing! There are plenty of hiking trails nearby. Forest setting with lots of hemlocks, firs, foxgloves, etc.

Cell Reception:
Verizon - 2 bars LTE - 2.64 mb download, 1.3 upload
AT&T - 2 bars HPSA+ - .5 mb download, .25 upload
T-Mobile - 2 bars LTE - .2 mb download, 1.2 mb upload

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
T-Mobile 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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