US 60 is closed south of Show Low due to a wildfire in the area. Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area is open. There is smoke in the area and we recommend checking current information on the fire at 311.info.net if you plan to travel to the area. If you want to change your existing reservation, call 520-586-2283.
NEW Concession Now Open
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Get a whole new view of Fool Hollow Lake by renting a canoe or kayak! They also offer paddle board rentals, bait/fishing supplies, snacks and drinks.
(928) 892-9170 jtwildlifeoutdoors.com/
Programs & Activities (Beginning May 28 - Sept. 3, 2016)
Download Event Calendar ( 1.4 MB PDF)
Fool Hollow Lake RA 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.
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