White Rock Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year Round
Reservations: All sites first come first served.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Camping or occupying a campsite is $15 per day/night.  Fee is to be paid on occupying the site.  Cash, check or money order made out to USDA Forest Service.  Holders of the Interagency Senior or Access Pass qualify for a 50% discount on the $15 camping fee = $7.50 per day/night.
Permit Info: A valid Arizona fishing license is required. Arizona Game and Fish Department regulations apply.
Open Season: Year round
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Nearest medical facilities and more supplies are in Nogales. Northwest of Nogales, AZ, near Peña Blanca Lake.
Water: No water available
Restroom: Toilets
Passes: Senior passes and Access passes get 50% off the #15 camping fee.
Operated By: Nogales Ranger District
Information Center: Nogales Ranger District 520-281-2296

General Information


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.


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Picnic tables
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Fee charged for some activities $15 per day/night
Tent camping $15 per day/night
Camping trailer $15 per day/night
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