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Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

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1500 N. Fool Hollow Lake
Show Low, AZ 85901

A few miles northwest of Show Low, Arizona
State Parks
6,300 feet feet


Imagine camping 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 very popular place.

Fishing opportunities are abundant with rainbow trout, brown trout, large and small mouth bass, black crappie, green sunfish, channel catfish and walleye are all present in the lake. Catchable sized rainbow trout are stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department mid-May through September.

The White Mountain Trail System consists of eleven loop trails offering over 103 miles of hiking. This system is located within 15 miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Trail maps are available at the park headquarters.

How did Fool Hollow get its name?

In 1885, Thomas Westly 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. The park is located two miles north of US 60 off Highway 260.

Hours + Fees

5 am - 10 pm
Open year round


Picnic Area(s)

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Basic Directions
The park is located two miles north of US 60 off Highway 260.
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