East launch ramp is too shallow to launch boats. Kayaks and paddle boards are okay.
The park entrance gate opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m. Campers who arrive after 8:30 p.m. need to call the park with a confirmation number to get the entrance gate code.
Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the recreation area ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you soon!
Boating Safety Coloring Book
Free "I Love To Go Boating!" Coloring Book: Kids will have a blast coloring in these fun pictures that highlight important boating safety concepts! Written by Mia LaBarbara, with illustrations by Jennifer Wood. Produced in cooperation with Arizona Game & Fish. Download and print your copy today!
Download 16-Page Coloring Book
Suggested ages for this activity: Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Activity Sheet Summary
What's For Dinner?: Fool Hollow Lake provides habitat for many different animals which includes food, water, shelter and space for the animals. Some animals are plant eaters, some are meat eaters, and some eat both meat and plants (omnivores). All animals, whether predator (hunts other animals for food) or prey (hunted for food), have an important part to play in the web of life. What do you think these animals might eat? See if you can match the animals in the left column to their food source in the right column below.
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.