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Fool Hollow Lake Locator Map

Elevation 6,300 feet  Fees

Contact Recreation Area:
(928) 537-3680
Fool Hollow Lake RA
1500 N. Fool Hollow Lake
Show Low, AZ 85901


Visitor Center Restrooms Group: Day Use Areas Camping Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing Amphitheater

Nearest Services: 2 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Speed Code: 4211#


Recreation Area Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
(2 vehicles per site)
Non-Electric site: $17
Electric site: $30
Specific "Double sites": $50

Fee Schedule

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Fool Hollow Lake Now Offers 24/7 Online Campground Reservations!

Reserve your spot (campground RV or tent site) from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations More Site reservations for this recreation area are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site.

Rent a Canoe or KayakCanoe & Kayak Rentals

Get a new view of Fool Hollow Lake while gliding through the water in a rented canoe or kayak. Wild Life Outdoors is now offering canoe and kayak rentals at the east dock of the lake. Choose hourly or up to a full day rates. Family group rates are also available. Bait and fishing supplies, as well as snacks and drinks, are also for sale at the rental facility located on the East Dock. (928) 892-9170.

2014 Summer Interpretive Programs

Nature walks start at East Side boat ramp by the campgrounds. Interpretive talks are presented at the East Side Amphitheater. Programs are subject to change.

August 22, 9:00 am. Nature Hike - NFS
August 23, 7:00 pm. Wildlife of Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - Photographer Pete Rosenau
August 29, 9:00 am. Nature Walk - NFS
August 30, 6:30 pm. The Phoenix Tree - NFS

Fool Hollow Lake waterfront
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area offers year-round camping, picnicking, & more.

Imagine camping in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest External Linkamong 100-foot pine trees beside a quiet lake watching majestic great blue herons at a cool 6,300 feet in elevation. Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities make Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a popular place. This 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake offers history, too.

The tiny town of Adair has long since been covered by the lake, but it was Thomas Jefferson Adair who was responsible for the name Fool Hollow. In 1885, Adair moved into the area with the intention of farming. The locals joked that only a fool would try and farm the place. The name stuck!

This state-of-the-art recreation area, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, opened in 1994 as a result of an innovative partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Game and Fish, the City of Show Low, and corporate sponsors Arizona Public Service and McCarty Construction Company.

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