Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Reserve your spot (campground RV or tent site) from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations 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.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Wild Life Outdoors offers canoe and kayak rentals at the east dock of the lake. Rentals close for the winter, Sept. 29 and will reopen in late April 2015. For more information on our hourly and full day rates, family group rates, bait and fishing supplies, as well as snacks and drinks, call our rental facility located on the East Dock. (928) 892-9170.
2014 Summer Interpretive Programs
2014 Summer Interpretive programs are over for the season. We will restart them on Memorial Day week-end of 2015. Look for some new programs this upcoming season.
Recreation Area Notices
Loop closures will commence on October 12, 2014. Call the recreation area for exact dates on specfic loops. Redhead loop will remain open all winter.
Our off-season rates go into effect on October 13, 2014 though March 29, 2015. Come and camp with us and pay for 5 nights and stay for 7 nights.
The lake level is down 8.5 feet vertical and may make launching boats difficult. Please use caution when trying to launch your boat.
The Fishing docks are also harder to access due to the low lake level as the ramps can be very steep. Please use caution when accessing and departing from your boat.
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area offers year-round camping, picnicking, & more.
Imagine camping in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest among 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.
Learn more about the Recreation Area's Facilities.
- Alamo Lake
- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge