White Rock Mountain Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Step into the past by visiting the three natural stone cabins and the lodge on White Rock Mountain built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). President Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the CCC during the Great Depression. Wind, rain, and natural elements caused the deterioration of the buildings over the years. In 1987 a volunteer group, Friends of White Rock, began a project to renovate the structures. With a lot of hard work, the cabins and lodge were restored in 1991. Visitors to White Rock Mountain enjoy scenic views from the cabins. 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 look white from a distance. High bluffs surround this area. Please use caution while along the bluff line, especially with small children. White Rock Mountain is the hub of several trail systems. It offers a 13.4-mile loop trail south to Shores Lake and returns to intersect with the Ozark Highlands Trail. Around the rim of the mountaintop is a 1.5-mile loop trail. 3 rental cabins and a lodge. All three feature stone fireplaces and original furniture. The lodge can accommodate up to 30 people a night and is accessible to the physically challenged. The cabins can be rented year-round. 8 family camping units with tent pads and fire pits. 8 family picnicking units.
Check out White Rock Mountain at http://www.whiterockmountain.com/ for more information.

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area Guide

White Rock Mountain Recreation Area Guide - Spanish

At a Glance

Current Conditions: White Rock Mountain Recreation Area is open. Call 479-369-4128 for reservations and more information.  http://www.whiterockmountain.com/
Reservations: For more information, call 479-369-4128 or email whiterockrecreation@gmail.com or book through Recreation.gov
Fees Cabins - $70/day (2 people) $5 each additional person year round. Lodge - $150/day (10 people) $5 each additional peron 18+ years. Campground - $10/day year round.
Open Season: year-round
Closest Towns: Mulberry
Water: Drinking
Restroom: vault
Operated By: Boston Mountain Ranger District (479)667-2191

General Information


Take Arkansas 215 north from Mulberry for 15 miles, then follow Forest Service Road 1505 (paved for 0.5 mile, then gravel) for 8 miles, then turn left (west) on Forest Service Road 1003 (gravel) for 2.5 miles.

Recreation Map

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