A short distance from Peña Blanca Lake, White Rock is not large, so it is usually quick to fill. That’s especially true during the hot days of summer -- the peak season for the lake and the campground.
Campsites at White Rock are located on the banks of Peña Blanca Creek in the shadow of a rocky cliff that gives the area its name. A portion of the rock actually splits the campground into two sections. Thirteen campsites make up Upper White Rock and are accessible off Forest Road 39. Two others make up Lower White Rock and are accessible off the road that leads to the lake.
Accessible to persons with disabilities.
At a Glance
Camping or Picnicing is presently $10.00/day.
A valid Arizona fishing license is required. Arizona Game and Fish Department regulations apply.
RV Camping is 22 feet and less.
No RV hook-ups. Maximum vehicle length advisable is 22 ft. Pets must be on a leash. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Firewood is not available. Bring your own wood or charcoal or a camp stove for cooking. There is a paved boat launch ramp at the lake. Only electric trolling motors are permitted. Limit 2 vehicles. 14 day stay limit.
Nearest medical facilities and more supplies are in Nogales. Northwest of Nogales, AZ, near Peña Blanca Lake.
No water available. The lake is being drained and the area will be noisy due to lake maintenance.
Nogales Ranger District
Nogales Ranger Distric 520-281-2296
Directions: Exit at Ruby Road on I-19, approximately 8 miles north of Nogales. Take Ruby Road (AZ Hwy 289) west about 9 miles to the campground.
Facilities at the lake include a paved boat ramp, a couple of picnic areas, a fishing dock and a trail that leads most of the way around the lake. Nearby lake, fishing, boating, hiking trails in area, and scenic setting. No RV hook-ups. Maximum length advisable is 22 ft. Tables and fire grills. Firewood is not available. Bring your own wood or charcoal or a camp stove for cooking.