Welcome to White Rock Mountain

Come Get Lost With Us!

Welcome to White Rock Mountain

Come Get Lost With Us!

Welcome to White Rock Mountain

Come Get Lost With Us!

the White Rock Mountain Recreation Area IS NOW OPEN! 

the Overlook, general store, overnight parking, rim Trail, cabins and campground are open. 

masks are required to enter the general store/office.

Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following all CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.

The Recreation.gov reservation call center is closed but you may make reservations online at recreation.gov. 

If you have questions please contact us at 479-369-4128.

Please practice the CDC’s recommended social distancing guidelines and safety practices, for more information visit: coronavirus.gov. Thank you for your cooperation!

Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

For driving directions and/or GPS navigation enter White Rock Mountain Recreation Area into Google Maps ONLY and choose a suggested route.

PLEASE NOTE: A section of White Rock Mountain Road is closed due to a landslide. This closure does not impact those traveling to White Rock Mountain from Interstate 40, Hwy 215, Hwy. 71, or Hwy 16. This closure is located well east of the facility and will only impact those traveling to White Rock Mountain from Hwy. 23, which is not a recommended route in the first place. This closure will not impact our suggested recreation activities.

If you have questions regarding directions please contact us at 479-369-4128. 

Overview

Each features a stone fireplace, original wood furniture handcrafted by the CCC, and stunning stone patios overlooking the Ozark National Forest.

White Rock Mountain is 2,309 feet above sea level and received its name from the appearance of the lichen on the sheer bluffs that appear white from a distance. Guests at White Rock can enjoy incredible scenic views from the lodge, cabins, campground, and surrounding bluffs.

Wind, rain and natural elements had caused the deterioration of the buildings over the years. In 1987 a volunteer group, Friends of White Rock, began a project to renovate the historic structures. With a lot of commitment and hard work, the lodge and cabins were restored by 1991.

In January of 2017, new concessionaires and hosts moved to the facility and have begun further rejuvenation of White Rock. In addition to adding new furnishings/decor in the Lodge/Cabins, the team has been restoring the electrical, plumbing, and water filtration system. Projects also include repairing the original CCC furniture, renovating the host house and general store, improving the campground facilities, and reclaiming the day use areas.

White Rock Mountain also offers 9 primitive family campsites. These easily accessible shaded campsites include tents pads, fire rings, grills, picnic tables, two water sources, parking at each site, and clean vault toilets. Small RV’s or pop-up campers can be accommodated at a few sites. The campground is also undergoing rejuvenation. Completed projects include new gravel in the tent pads/picnic areas and reclaimed lawns.

White Rock Mountain is the hub of several National Forest hiking trail systems including the 2 mile loop trail around the rim of mountaintop, the 17 mile Shores Lake loop trail, and the renowned Ozark Highlands Trail. Other recreational activities include Shores Lake Recreation Area, National Scenic Mulberry River, National Forest ATV trails, fishing, hunting, and more.

Enjoy the serenity of the Ozark National Forest from the overlook, your private cabin, or campsite!

Take A Tour…

Do you have a question about something specific?

Send Email or call Now: (479) 369-4128

Please visit the new Facebook page White Rock Mountain Recreation Area for road updates, weather, and project progress!

Please Note:

Day-Use Fee: $3 per vehicle parking fee goes directly towards rejuvenating the grounds. We thank you for your support!

Hiking Shuttles and rides are not available at this time, please plan your trip accordingly. Shuttles may be arranged with Turner Bend, CLICK HERE for information. All Roads leading to White Rock have gravel sections, please see driving conditions and directions HERE OHV Use is not permitted at White Rock Mountain, guests must trailer their OHV’s to trail heads.

White Rock Mountain Rim Trail:

Enjoy 365 degree views from the spectacular Rim Trail! This easy 2mi. trail traverses around the top of the Mountain. WARNING: This is a high cliff area, watch your children closely and ALWAYS keep pets on leash. There are four shelters along this trail that offer beautiful views, perfect for a picnic or reprieve. No camping at the shelters or along the trail is allowed. For more information visit the General Store for friendly advice and grab a snack for the trail!
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White Rock Mountain

Call

General Information:

479-369-4128

Reservations:

recreation.gov

Hours

  • CALL HOURS: 9am-7pm
  • OFFICE / GENERAL STORE HOURS:
    10am-7pm
  • PARK HOURS: Sunrise to Sunset​

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area

  • Boston Mountain Ranger District
  • Ozark National Forest
  • Operated by White Rock Recreation Management