White River is located in the NE section of the park and is at an elevation of 4,400 ft. There are 112 campsites.
Very nice area. Bathrooms are available, which helps immensely for folks with children, and camping spots are plentiful. There is also a man who drives around with firewood since you can't bring your own from the outside, and it's very inexpensive.
My first time camping in WA, so I have nothing to compare it to but being from the east coast it’s probably the best campsite I’ve ever stayed at.
Well worth the extra drive to get to the back side of the mountain, this campground is just down the road from the Sunrise visitor center with a few trails right through the campsite. On one end, Loop A offers more secluded sites with tiny waterfalls and streams running through it. At the other, Loop D is more flat and open but overlooks the nearby river. Plenty of options to suit all tastes. There is running water but no electricity in the bathrooms like the other major campgrounds at Rainier.
Mt. Rainier holds a special place in my heart. The hiking within the Mt. Rainier National Park is spectacular. I love the views of this gorgeous mountain. I’d recommend staying at this campsite. It’s great, clean and a medium size campground. Highly recommend making reservations ahead of time especially in the summer months. The road to this campground is closed during the winter months because of snow, just FYI. The hiking around this area is to die for! Some of my favorite!!! No dogs allowed in the National Park hikes. Gorgeous area during the summer time when the flowers are blooming! Love love love this area!!! Campground has picnic tables and fire rings, as well as a bathroom on site.
Great campsites with pad and not busy. Can find opening any time of the day!
I love this area. Highly recommend!
We went last minute with three families comprising of about 10 kids and 6 adults! great family campground with a little 1 mile hike to views of the mountain. Each camping spot has a place to park, a table, fire pit, and a bounty of beautiful stumps and logs from the old growth forest. As expected, you’ll see and be near other campers. However, the trees are thick and we felt plenty of privacy. Great go-to weekend place to camp!
This is a great section of the park with a nice clean camp ground with bathrooms, water and close to hiking and climbing trails!
After a few months of preparation and waiting we were final able to camp here in Rainier National park. It was really beautiful. Our site was pretty big for only the two of us. There are over 25 sites here but it was still filled with people. Id make reservations as soon as possible. The wonderland trail cuts through the campgrounds and we saw a few backpackers resupplying and staying the night here.
The Rangers here were quite friendly and helpful. They had programs for the kids to do and even went around to the sites and asked if they needed assistance. We were able to fit 2 two person tents and still had the space for a couple more. There are toilets and drinking water.
The sound of soft moving water runs through out the camp ground providing a beautiful and tranquil camping experience. The sites are a good size and have trees for hammock lodging. Fire rings/ grill, bathrooms and a place to wash dishes. The park has a few activities and programs going on in the evening that are educational and fun. No cell service or wifi so remember to save a map for off line use. Great trail access to the wonderland trail. September is warm by mid day and in the morning and evening there is that cool PNW mountain breeze. Stayed in the A loop. Nice waterfalls at a few of the sites.