White Mountain is on the west bank of the Fish River on the Seward Peninsula. An Eskimo fish camp was located here. The bountiful resources of area rivers supported the Native population. White Mountain grew after the influx of prospectors during the gold rush of 1900.
White Mountain is a Kawerak Eskimo village, with historical influences from the gold rush. All residents depend on subsistence hunting and fishin, and most spend the entire summer at fish camps. Access to White Mountain is by air and sea, there are no roads.