Getting Here Is Half The Fun!

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White Rock Mountain Day Use & Ozark Highlands Trail Parking information

 *** THE WHITE ROCK MOUNTAIN DAY-USE AND TRAIL ACCESS WILL REOPEN ON SUNDAY JUNE 7th ***

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. 

Need to Know

Campers must check in at office upon arrival.

Check-in Time: 1:00pm-7:00pm
Check-out Time: 11:00am

Please check in at the Brown & White Office at the top of the mountain. If you need to arrive later than 7pm please call us and let us know your estimated time of arrival.
479-369-4128

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