Description

Sleep with a fan running all night in your apartment? You won't need it here… let nature be your white-noise at White River Campground. Set alongside the White River with streams cutting through individual campsites, you may just get your burbling quota for the year. An ideal place for hikers to base camp from, with the Emmons Moraine offering a short (but breathtaking) 3-mile Continue reading...
Sleep with a fan running all night in your apartment? You won't need it here… let nature be your white-noise at White River Campground. Set alongside the White River with streams cutting through individual campsites, you may just get your burbling quota for the year. An ideal place for hikers to base camp from, with the Emmons Moraine offering a short (but breathtaking) 3-mile round trip, and Glacier Basin a longer hike for those who created the word "sufferfest."
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, cars, vans, tra...
No. of sites
112
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No picnic table
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at White River Campground

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Hipcamper Sarah

White River is the only car campground on the Sunrise side of Rainier. If you are lucky you can get some sites that have great views of the peak on a clear day, and like the name, the White River flows right by the campground. There is access to the Glacier Basin, Sunrise and Wonderland Trails all from the campground. Out of the loops I liked C and D the best. D has less tree cover and is more open to the river with Rainier views, while C is forested and some of the sites (like C17) have their own private little waterfall and footbridge...pretty fancy!

Hipcamper Swift

If you're on bike tour, pitch and ditch at camp then conquer the climb to Sunrise without your gear. Spend $7 for a tallboy of Rainier while enjoying views of the namesake mountain. Stargazing is ace up at Sunrise visit's center!

Hipcamper Jamie

This campground is one of my favorites. Clean and friendly, with great views and trails. Loop D was so close to the river with a great view of Mount Rainier. They had nice bear lockers to keep the smells contained but still conveniently located by your table. The campsites were large and spacious, perfect for having 4 kids with us, with lots of fun trails to keep them busy. The site also had really great trees all around, for some privacy and the perfect place to hang your hammock. The ranger on duty had talks every night we were there about different things about the park and we all gathered around a warm campfire for it. The beautiful Sunrise Ridge with the trails, lakes, and visitors center is also close by for more things to do.

Hipcamper Madison

Was it difficult to walk up and find a spot if you arrive mid to late afternoon?

Hipcamper Helen

First come first serve campground. Call ahead to the Rangers station to see how many spots are available. This is especially helpful when it is a holiday weekend.

Park
Mount Rainier National Park
State
Washington
Phone Number
(360) 569-2211
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
46.903° N, 121.641° W
$12/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 112 Sites
(Up to people per site)