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 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.
June 1 & 2, 2013: Dueces Wild Triathlon Festival
The Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival includes Long Course, Olympic and XTERRA triathlon events, as well as a Youth Duathlon, so it truly is a family event! The White Mountains offer a cool reprieve from the hotter temperatures experienced in other parts of Arizona, and showcase some breathtaking scenery throughout the courses. Need more reasons to come race with us? 100% of proceeds from the events go to charity, and we are also a certified green event! To top it all off, we have a raffle that is second-to-none, giving away over $40,000 in goodies! All races will be sanctioned by USAT and are made possible with the cooperation of Arizona State Parks, the City of Show Low, the US Forest Service and ADOT. Learn More
Summer 2013 Interpretive Programs
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.
Most programs take place at the Amphitheater/Interpretive Area. Contact the Ranger Station to find out where hikes meet. Schedule subject to change.
May 25: 7:30 pm, Smokey Bear! —NFS
May 31: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
June 1: 7:30 pm, Night Noises (Wildlife Sounds After Dark) —AZ Game & Fish Department
June 7: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
June 8: 6:00 pm, Wildlife Rescue & Conservation —Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation
June 14: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
June 15: 6:00 pm, Wildland Firefighters
June 21: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
June 22: 6:30 pm, Chronicle of the Old West (Cattle Drive/Cowboys) —Dakota Livesay
June 28: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
June 28: 7:30 pm, Wild Bird —White Mountain Audubon Society
June 29: 6:30 pm, Underwater Town (Adair) —Show Low Historical Society
July 5: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
July 6: 6:00 pm, Wildlife Rescue & Conservation —Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation
July 12: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
July 13: 6:00 pm, Reptiles & Amphibians —Perfect Paws Pet Shop
July 19: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
July 20: 6:30 pm, Chronicle of the Old West (Wagon Trains) —Dakota Livesay
July 26: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
July 27: 7:30 pm, Black Bears! —NFS
August 2: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
August 3: 7:30 pm, Wildlife on the Edge! —NFS
August 9: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
August 10: 7:30 pm, Wolves into the Wild —Arizona Game & Fish Department
August 16: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
August 17: 7:00 pm, Wings Over Water (bald eagles/osprey of Fool Hollow) —NFS
August 23: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
August 24: 7:00 pm, Wildlife of Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area —Photographer Pete Rosenau
August 30: 9:00 am, Nature Walk
August 31: 6:30 pm Smokey Bear! —NFS
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