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!

Experience nature and adventure at historic White Rock Mountain…

This Ozark National Forest Recreation Area features three unique and rustic natural stone cabins and a large natural stone lodge all built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

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

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?

or call Now: (877) 444-6777

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:
877-444-6777

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