Welcome to White Rock Mountain!
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). Each features a stone fireplace and original wood furniture handcrafted by the CCC. With a lot of commitment and hard work, the lodge and cabins were restored to their original state in 1991.
White Rock Mountain also offers 8 primitive family camping sites. These easily accessible shaded campsites include tent pads, fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and access to restrooms and water. Small RV's or pop-up campers can be accommodated at a few sites.
White Rock Mountain is 2,260 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.
White Rock Mountain is also the hub of several National Forest hiking trail systems including the 1.5-mile loop trail around the rim of the mountaintop, the 13.4-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.
White Rock Location:
White Rock Mountain is located in the Boston Mountain Ranger District of the Ozark National Forest. There is no physical street address that will work for navigation.
For driving directions and/or GPS navigation, enter White Rock Mountain Recreation Area into Google Maps and choose a suggested route.
If you need more assistance with directions please call us at 479-369-4128 and we will help direct you to our location.
Hiking Shuttles and rides are not available at this time, please plan your trip accordingly. Shuttles may be arranged with Turner Bend.
All Roads leading to White Rock have gravel sections, please see driving conditions and directions.
OHV Use is not permitted at White Rock Mountain, guests must trailer their OHV's to trailheads.
Distance from Convention Center:33.9 mi.
White Rock Recreation Management
CALL HOURS: 9am-7pm
OFFICE & GENERAL STORE: 11am-7pm
- Lake Fort Smith State Park (8.7 mi.)
- Ozark Highlands Trail (10.5 mi.)
- Mulberry River Fishing (15.5 mi.)
- River Bluff Nature Trail (17.3 mi.)
- Devil's Den Trails (17.4 mi.)
- Fort Smith & Alma RV Park (19.0 mi.)
- Chateau Aux Arc (19.1 mi.)
- Wiederkehr Wine Cellars (19.9 mi.)
- Post Familie Vineyards (20.2 mi.)
- Mount Bethel Winery (20.3 mi.)
Free parking is available at the location.