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 round trip, and Glacier Basin a longer hike for those who created the word "sufferfest."
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
112 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at White River Campground.

Cave
Forest
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 1st, 2015

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!

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Hipcamper Swift
Swift I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 3rd, 2015

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
Jamie L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 1st, 2016

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.

Cold glacier water.Beautiful views of Mount Rainier.Crossing bridges over the river.Hikes on the other side of the river.
Hipcamper Madison
Madison D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 8th, 2017

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

Hipcamper Helen
Helen S.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Michael E.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018
Hipcamper Traci E.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2019
Hipcamper Jennifer H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Taylor W.
recommends this listing.
December 26th, 2018
Hipcamper Kristen W.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Susan L.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Gregg R.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Wes W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 25th, 2018
Hipcamper Max M.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Lesley A.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Bonnie P.
recommends this listing.
March 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Morgan C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Amber  A.
recommends this listing.
December 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Ryan  K.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Stacia T.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Cara P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Kaitlin  B.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Bill P.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Lindsey W.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Andy F.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Madeleine S.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2017
Hipcamper John A.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Jill O.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2017
Hipcamper Patrick W.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2017
Hipcamper Pierre A.
recommends this listing.
December 5th, 2016
Hipcamper Jamie L.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2016
Park
Mount Rainier National Park
State
Washington
Country
United States
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)

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