Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

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White Rock Mountain Day Use & Ozark Highlands Trail Parking information

Trails, Overlook, Store, & Overnight Parking is now open!

The White Rock Mountain Recreation Area is open year round! There are multiple amenities and activities offered at White Rock. Plan a sunset picnic overlooking the Ozark National Forest, hike the Rim Trail, celebrate a milestone at one of the pavilions… There is so much to do!
Day-Use Parking: $3 per vehicle – Ozark Highlands Trail Parking: $5 per vehicle

Day Use:

Open Sunrise to Sunset

$3 per vehicle

  • Ample Day Parking (Park in designated area only)
  • Incredible Scenic Overlook
  • Hiking Trails (Rim Trail, Ozark Highlands Trail)
  • Multiple Picnic Sites with Tables
  • BBQ Grills
  • Handicapped Accessible Vault Restroom
  • General Store: Information, OHT Trail Maps, Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Snacks, T-Shirts, and more.
  • Day-Use Fee: *$3 per vehicle*This fee is required for ANY amount of time visiting the Overlook. Please submit payment (cash & coin only) at the Day- Use parking kiosk.
  • Proceeds will help support trail, grounds, and on site structure rehabilitation. Thank you for your support!
  • Please contact Turner Bend to arrange hiking shuttles, White Rock Mountain Staff and the USDA Forest Service will not transport hikers. 

Ozark Highlands Trail Parking:

$5 per vehicle

All vehicles parking at the OHT trail head must check in at the Brown & White Office. If you are arriving earlier than 10am please call 479-369-4128 for early check-in arrangements.

  • Ample Overnight Parking (Park in designated area only).
  • Direct Access to Ozark Highlands Trail
  • Incredible Scenic Overlook
  • Multiple Picnic Sites with Tables
  • BBQ Grills
  • Handicapped Accessible Vault Restroom
  • Please contact Turner Bend to arrange hiking shuttles, White Rock Mountain Staff and the USDA Forest Service will not transport hikers. 

Rules:

  • HIGH CLIFF AREA: Children MUST be supervised at all times.
  • OHV use is not permitted with in the park.
  • Pets are allowed but MUST remain on leash.
  • Visitors must keep the noise level to a minimum.
  • Shuttles and rides are not available at this time, please plan your trip accordingly.
  • Fires are not allowed.
  • Fireworks are not allowed.​
  • No hunting in the park.
  • Wildlife area, keep all food & trash properly secured. DO NOT feed the bears.
  • All visitors must comply with Forest Service Rules and Regulations, for more information Click Here

Reserve Your Camp

General Information: 479-369-4128 and Reservations: 877-444-6777

* The Interagency Access Passes are optional. When making online reservations you DO NOT have to purchase a pass.

Online Availability & Reservations

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