August 1, 1936: "We passed through the quaint village of Bidville, frequently mentioned on the radio by Bob Burns, and began the climb to White Rock mountain. It was a long pull in second gear but the recreation area built by the government on top of the mountain made the trip worth while. White Rock is 2281 feet high and on top is an 85-foot ranger lookout tower. The top of the mountain has been beautified with many lovely trails, picnic spots with massive rustic tables and benches, lookout pavilions located at the very edge of steep bluffs. We registered at the forest rangers' headquarters and discovered that Senator and Mrs. Joe T. Robinson had signed the register the day before." (Fayetteville Daily Democrat)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - WHITE ROCK TOWER RM 1 PID - FG1928 STATE/COUNTY- AR/FRANKLIN COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BIDVILLE (1973)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (ILC) THE STATION IS ABOUT 11-1/2 MILES EAST AND 3-1/2 MILES NORTH OF MOUNTAINBURG, 8 MILES WEST OF CASS AND 3-1/2 MILES NORTH OF SHORES LAKE, IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22. T. 12 N., R. 28 W., NEAR THE SUMMIT OF WHITE ROCK MOUNTAIN ON PROPERTY OF THE U. S. FOREST SERVICE.
TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 40 AND STATE HIGHWAY 215 ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF MULBERRY, GO NORTHERLY ON STATE HIGHWAY 215 FOR 9.25 MILES TO THE SMALL VILLAGE OF FERN. TURN RIGHT, EAST ON HIGHWAY 215 FOR 2.85 MILES TO THE JUNCTION WITH FOREST SERVICE ROAD 1505, WHERE STATE HIGHWAY 215 TURNS RIGHT. CONTINUE EASTERLY ON ROAD 1505 FOR 5.2 MILES TO A T-ROAD AND THE JUNCTION WITH FOREST SERVICE ROAD 1003. TURN LEFT AND GO WEST AND NORTH ON ROADS 1505 AND 1003 FOR 2.15 MILES TO A T-ROAD INTERSECTION. TURN RIGHT AND GO EAST ON ROAD 1505 FOR 0.35 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE EAST ON ROAD 1505 FOR 0.2 MILE TO A REVERSE FORK ON THE LEFT AND THE JUNCTION WITH ROAD 1535. CONTINUE EAST ON ROAD 1535, PASSING THE ENTRANCE TO THE WHITE ROCK MOUNTAIN PARK FOR 0.65 MILE TO THE TOP OF MOUNTAIN, A HOUSE AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT.