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!

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area IS OPEN! 

Please CLICK HERE to make a reservation or call 877-444-6777.

No Burn Bans at this time.

Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

For driving directions enter White Rock Mountain Recreation Area into Google Maps ONLY and choose a suggested route. All roads leading to White Rock include some amount of gravel.

ROAD CLOSURE: FR-1003 heading up from Shores Lake is CLOSED. If you are coming from the SOUTH, please reroute to Alma and head north on 71B to HWY 348 to Hurricane Creek Rd, or follow the detour signs on HWY 215 posted in Fern.

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

Overview

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 Rim Trail loop around the top of the mountain, the 17 mile Shores Lake loop trail, and the renowned Ozark Highlands Trail. Other recreational activities include fishing and boating at Shores Lake, white water rafting or canoeing on the National Scenic Mulberry River, National Forest ATV trails, waterfall trails, fishing, game viewing or hunting, and MUCH more.

Be sure to stop in at the General Store for a cup of coffee, ice cream, souvenir, snack, and much 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

ROAD CLOSURE: FR-1003 heading up from Shores Lake is CLOSED due to a wash out. If you are coming from the SOUTH, please reroute to Alma/HWY71B/Old Locke Rd/Hurricane Creek Rd to get to White Rock Mountain. OR come up from I-40 on HWY 215 to Fern and follow the detour signs from there. Thank you!

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. 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.

Rate Increase: To facilitate further improvements to the Cabins and Lodge, nightly rates for 2023 will increase: Cabins $125 per night and Lodge $215 per night. Thank you for supporting the preservation of this historic facility! 

FREE WIFI now available in all Cabins and Lodge.

 

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!
CLICK THE PHOTO OF THE MAP TO ENLARGE.

White Rock Mountain

White Rock Mountain

Call

General Information:

479-369-4128

Reservations:

recreation.gov

WINTER Hours

  • CALLS: 10am-6pm
  • OFFICE / GENERAL STORE: 10am-6pm
  • PARK HOURS: Sunrise to Sunset​

 SUMMER HOURS

  • CALLS: 10am-7pm
  • OFFICE / GENERAL STORE: 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