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White River Campground — Mount Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park


White River Campground is available on a first come first serve basis. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. The campround sits at 4,440 ft in elevation, 1200 ft higher than any other campground with amenities in Mount Rainier National Park. For this reason, winter lingers long and comes early. White River often opens at the end of June or early July and stays open in late September. The campground has are 88 campsites that cost $20 a night. There is a 27 ft RV limit and an 18ft trailer limit. Use the Recreation.gov Mobile App to pay the nightly camping fee when you arrive at the campground. Prior to arriving at the campground download the Recreation.gov App to your mobile device and create a Recreation.gov account.


There are plenty of hiking opporunities as well as rich ecological sytems that will interest amateur botanists and mycologists.


White River Campground has flush toilets, fire grates in the campsites and access to potable water. There is no dump station, laundry, Wi-Fi or cellphone service at this time. The maximum size for an RV is 27 feet and 18 ft for a tralier.

Natural Features

This high elevation campground is located near the White River and in a lovely forest. Trails crisscross the campground, including the Wonderland, Burrough Mountain and Glacier Basin Camp Trails.

Nearby Attractions

Trails: Glacier Basin, Burroughs Mountain, the Wonderland and the River Trail.__ The White River Ten miles to Sunrise Five miles from Highway 410 Four miles to the a Ranger Station

Charges & Cancellations

Currently White River is a first-come, first-served campgrounds so there are no cancellations.

Fee Info

<ul> <li>To prevent theft we are now a cashless park.__</li> <li>Use the<a href="https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app/" rel="nofollow"> Recreation.gov Mobile App</a> to pay the nightly camping fee when you arrive at the campground site. Prior to arriving at the campground download the Recreation.gov App to your mobile device and create a Recreation.gov account.</li> <li>You may also pay the $20/night fee at the "iron rangers" with your credit card information, with the ranger (intermittent staffing) or at the White River Entrance fee station on your way out.</li> </ul>
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16 Reviews

Lily H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2023

Beware of Mice

The campground facilities and layout was great, but if I had known about the problem with the mice beforehand, I would've stayed somewhere else. After I checked in, the camp host mentioned that other campers were finding evidence of mice in their cars, and they told me to keep my car doors closed as much as possible. That wasn't enough because one found it's way into my car at 2am and woke me up while digging for crumbs (all of my food was secure). My site did not have a bear box either which was frustrating. I didn't sleep the rest of the night because I was worried about the mice chewing wires in my car. Wouldn't recommend while the mouse population is still super high.

Month of VisitSeptember
Michael T G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2022

Spectacular scenery

Many spots to choose from although none are very private. Several awesome hiking trails in the area

Month of VisitOctober
Graham C.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2022

Great location, nice campground

Love the Sunrise area and this is pretty convenient for a variety of options in the area: the Glacier Basin trail that begins at the camp, or drive up to Sunrise, or the Fryingpan Creek trail to Summerland (what I ended up taking).

I'm usually antsy about going to campgrounds without reservations but had no trouble on a late Wednesday afternoon in August, in fact there were several empty sites when I passed through around 7:30pm.

Restrooms were nice and had sinks for doing dishes. It appeared that all the loops except C loop have bear boxes near the sites. Sites appeared a variety of sizes from fairly large to tiny. Lovely scenery including a creek flowing through the middle of the grounds and of course the river.

None of our group had cell service but if needed it's a short drive away: we had 5G at the Fryingpan Creek trailhead.

Month of VisitSeptember


White River Campground — Mount Rainier National Park is located in Washington

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46.90241 N
121.641815 W

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