Facilities available at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.
April 1 to October 15
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
October 16 to March 15
Monday – Thursday:
Mornings: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Afternoons: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday – Sunday:
Mornings: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
If Visitor Center is closed:
Campers: If you have a reservation, proceed to your campsite. We will contact you during the day with your tags. If you do not have a reservation, proceed to the Redhead campground. Choose a site that is not reserved. You may either return to the office when it is open or utilize the self-pay option for one (1) night. Maps are located on the door with self-pay envelopes
Day Use: Utilize the self-pay option. Envelopes and maps are located on the entrance road door. Price is $7.00 per vehicle.
This recreation area has modern, handicap accessible restrooms.
Five Day Use Ramadas are available for your event. Each Ramada has picnic tables, a large charcoal grill (use contingent on fire restrictions), a serving table, electricity (15 amp service), a horseshoe pit and restrooms. Two playgrounds are centrally located. Day Use hours are 8 am to 8 pm.
Stellar Jay: 150 person maximum
Raven: 150 person maximum
Meadowlark: 150 person maximum
Flicker: 150 person maximum
Bluebird: 100 person maximum
Cost: Call the recreation area for details.
Notes: No ground fires. No live or loud music. No glass containers. No piñata’s. No water balloons, confetti, chalk or paint.
Call (928) 537-3680 for more information.
Site reservations are 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. You may also reserve campsites 24/7 for this recreation area online
Check out time is 12 noon. Site renewal fees are due by 11 am. Important Note: At this recreation area, the entrance gate is closed nightly at 10 pm.
31 sites: Maximum of 2 vehicles and 6 adults per site, 12 people total. Concrete pads, fire ring and picnic table, restrooms and showers.
Electric RV sites
92 sites: 30 Amp service (some 50 Amp available). Can accommodate up to 40-foot rigs. Water available at all sites. Mallard and Redhead Loops also have sewer available. Maximum of 2 vehicles and 6 adults per site, 12 people total.
Effective Oct. 1, 2012 there will be a $15.00 per night fee for second vehicles. Fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. Fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.
For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions
A Dump station is available for registered campers from May 1st through October 15th.
Hot shower available at all camping loops at no extra charge for registered campers. Handicap Accessible.
Nice spots for your gathering or a picnic are available on both sides of the lake.
A 1.5 mile walking trail runs along the South and West sides of the lake.
The White Mountain Trail System consists of eleven loop trails offering over 103 miles of hiking. Access points are located within 15 miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Phone (928) 368-5111.
Show Low Creek flows into Fool Hollow Lake, providing a natural feeding ground for a variety of wildlife and a very diverse fishery. There are six fishing platforms around the lake. There are two fish cleaning stations.
Fishing opportunities are abundant with rainbow trout, large and small mouth bass, black crappie, green sunfish, channel catfish, walleye and northern pike are all present in the lake.
A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.
All Arizona boating laws apply, including PFDs, other safety equipment, registration etc. More information is available at the Arizona Game & Fish website.
Swimming is allowed from your boat or the shoreline, but there is no specific swimming beach or area in the recreation area. Swimming is at your own risk. No lifeguard on duty. We also encourage swimmers to wear water shoes to protect their feet from hazards.
Single lane boat launch ramps are available on the east and west sides of the lake. Maximum of 10 HP gasoline engines are allowed.
Non-motorized watercrafts are welcome and may launch at either boat ramp. All boating laws apply.
Stay alert: Poisonous snakes and insects inhabit the area. Do not feed the animals and store all foodstuffs in secure containers or in your vehicles.
Waterfowl: (viewing varies with time of year) Mallards, Canada geese, various species of divers & dabblers, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, American Egret, White-faced Ibis.
Neo-Tropical and Passerine species: (viewing varies with time of year) Stellar’s Jay, Lesser Goldfinch, numerous species of Bluebirds, Acorn Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Red-shafted Flicker.
Raptors: Bald Eagle (winter), Osprey (summer), American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Goshawk, and Red-Tailed Hawk.
Common Mammals: Eberts Squirrels, Rock Squirrel, Gophers, Skunk, Raccoon, Beaver and Muskrat. Sightings of Elk, Bobcat, Coyote and Deer are not uncommon.
Snakes do inhabit the area, including the Western Diamondback snake.
The Amphitheater & Intrepretive Area is located on the East side of the the recreation area between the tent area and RV area. Weather permitting, join us for an interpretive program. Ask in the Ranger Station about current programs; topics include Smokey Bear, elk, wildfire, birds, or special programs.
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