White Rock Campground

Area Status: Open

White Rock Campground

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: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Single site: $15. With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access pass $7.50.  Payable with cash or check.
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 drinking water is available.
Restroom: Yes
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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

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.

No. of Sites 15 - Note: 2 are isolated from the rest)


Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Yes

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4,000 feet