Ozark-St. Francis National Forests | White Rock Mountain Recreation Area
Type: TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC
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Please visit whiterockmountain.com for additional information, activity/trail information, and photographs of each facility. Please call 479-369-4128 for onsite information and driving directions. Thank you!
DANGER: High cliff area. Children and pets MUST be supervised at all times.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: VERY IMPORTANT! Use Google Maps only for navigation. Enter "White Rock Mountain Recreation Area" into Google Maps only. Do not use your vehicle's GPS, nor any other form of navigation. Please call 479-369-4128 for assistance.
This is a NO HOOKUP site.
There is NO TRASH COLLECTION, pack it in, pack it out.
NO SHOWS: If you are not going to arrive the day of your reservation call the Office/General Store at 479-369-4128. If you make NO CONTACT by check-out time the next day you will forfeit your reservation without a refund. Once your gear is removed your site rental is terminated, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Office/General Store.
WEATHER: The only weather that justifies a full refund is ice and snow that make the roads impassible. Please be prepared for all types of weather, rain, cold, and heat will not warrant a refunded last minute cancellation.
General Store is now open! We offer a good variety of shelf stable foods, toiletries, souvenirs, ice cream, ice, cold drinks, snacks, super nice OHT/Area trail maps, firewood, etc. Please note, the nearest store is approximately 1 hour away.
FIREWOOD: Firewood is available to purchase at the White Rock General Store. $8 for a LARGE bundle, delivered to your site. Orders must be placed by 5pm for delivery, PLEASE call ahead and order if you will be arriving after 5pm. Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org
CANCELLATION POLICY: Recreation.gov charges customers a $10.00 cancellation fee, and they also keep the reservation fee. You will forfeit the first night's use fee if a cabin or campsite reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. The only reason that justifies a fully or partially refunded cancellation/early departure is ice and snow that make the roads impassible. Rain, cold, heat, NOR ANY OTHER REASON, including a personal emergency, temproary utility disruption, etc will warrant a fully refunded cancellation within 14 days of your stay or an early departure refund.
Welcome to White Rock Mountain! The White Rock Mountain Recreation Area Campground offers quiet, shaded, primitive campsites and spectacular views of the Ozark Mountains. There is accessible drinking water, a clean vault toilet, tent pads, and both BBQ grills and fire rings with grills at each site. Parking is located at each individual site. The facility is kept clean, quiet, and well supervised with a 24/7 onsite host. Come join us at White Rock Mountain for a weekend of camping, adventure, and fun!
AMENITIES: Each site has one tent pad that will accommodate one large tent OR two small tents, one picnic table, one BBQ grill, one fire ring, one lantern pole, and plenty of shade or trees for hammocks. There is one CLEAN vault toilet and two water spigots with potable water located on each side of the campground. There are NO shower facilites at White Rock at this time. There is a General Store on site that offers FIREWOOD, ICE, souviners, ice cream, and a small but good selection of groceries.
GUEST LIMIT: There is a strict limit on guests per site, 8 guests max at sites 1-2, 6 guests max at sites 4-8, and 12 guests max at site 9. Exceeding the limit will cancel your stay with no refund. If you need assistance with planning for a large group please give us a holler at 479-369-4128, we are more than happy to help.
QUIET HOURS 24/7: Guests must keep the noise level to a minimum at all times. Please respect other guests and enjoy the sounds of the mountain. Rowdiness, loud music, abusive language, drunkeness, and possession or use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
NO GENERATORS ALLOWED.
There is NO TRASH COLLECTION, pack it in, pack it out.
WILDLIFE: Wildlife area, keep all food & trash properly secured. DO NOT feed the wildlife.
PETS: Pets are WELCOME in the campground. Dogs MUST BE KEPT ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES for their safety. Pets may not be left unattended at any time. Excessive barking will not be tolerated.
OHV's: At this time OHV use is not permitted within the park. Any guest that brings OHV's must keep them on the trailer and must trailer them to approved OHV trail heads for use.
FIRE: Campfires are allowed in the designated fire pits only. All fires must be extinguished prior to departure. Absolutely NO fireworks allowed. If there is a burn ban: you will be notified as soon as possible, NO OPEN FLAMES will be allowed. Grilling will be ok under strict and constant supervision.
HUNTING: There is excellent game surrounding White Rock Mountain in the White Rock Wildlife Management Area. No hunting is allowed within the park. All cleaning and disposal of remains must be conducted outside the White Rock Mountain Recreation Area. You must have a valid Arkansas Hunting & Fishing License. Please see information here:
HOST: Hosts are on site 24/7. Our friendly helpers will direct you to trails and nearby points of interest. Office hours are from 10am-6pm, for emergencies please call 479-369-4128 after hours.
BE PREPARED: The Ozark National Forest is one of the loveliest protected environments in the United States. Clear streams, stunning vistas, abundant flora and fauna, epic sunsets, dark starry nights, and incredible adventures. The only way you won't enjoy the ONF is if you aren't prepared. White Rock Mountain is very remote. We offer most necessities in the General Store, but please note that the nearest town is approximately 1 hour away. Gas, groceries, and necessities should all be purchased well before heading up to the Mountain.
There are some cautions to be taken in the Ozarks:
1. Rough terrain, familarize yourself with the local trails and weather conditions prior to arrival. We have trail maps posted on site or available for PURCHASE in the General Store.
2. We do not offer shuttles nor give rides. Please plan your trip accordingly and give yourself plenty of time for your hike.
3. WEAR BUG SPRAY and plenty of it when hiking during the summer months.
4. Stay on well traveled/marked trails. Be sure to wash up well and your change clothing after a hike to avoid poision ivy and hitchhiking critters.
5. We have lots of bears in the forest but not in the recreation area. You'd be a lucky 1 in 10,000 if you see one. The facility is kept pristine so they have no incentive to visit. Please help us keep it that way! Properly store all food/waste in your vehicles overnight and while away from camp. This Facility is located in 1.3 million acres of National Forest, all forms of wildlife are possible.
6. Watch the forecast. Plan your hikes accordingly. For more information please visit our FAQ page at whiterockmountain.com
7. Don't forget: First Aid Supplies, Food, Water Containers, Good Hiking Shoes, Rain Gear, Trash Containers/Bags, and always bring a good attitude. The Forest is a beautiful place, if you heed all the above, and we'll help, you're going to have a great time!