Fool Hollow Lake: Great Place For Outdoor Experience

           Located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Navajo County, near the city of Show Low, Fool Hollow Lake is a public lake in Arizona. Opened in 1994, the park along the lake is a result from the cooperation between the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Game and Fish and the city of Show Low in partnership with Arizona Public Service and McCarty Construction Company.

           The lake consists of 150 acres (61 ha), with an average depth of 23 feet (7.0 m) which is also home of wide range of fish species. This place is now managed by the Arizona State Parks Department and is well-known as a favorable place for camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities in Arizona.

Why you should visit Fool Hollow Lake 

           Many compliments for Fool Hollow Lake come from experienced visitors after having a great time camping here. In general, clean, beautiful and peaceful is the most mentioned words. In addition, they are also satisfied with friendly, kind and helpful staffs as well as good service offered here.

           The predominant tree species is ponderosa pine with juniper and pinyon pine scattered about that create clean air for visitors. By visiting Fool Hollow Lake, you have a chance to experience many interesting outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, swimming with pleasant atmosphere.

           Fool Hollow Lake offers some campgrounds for camping activity taking place. These sites are with well-equipped and good-maintained facilities that can meet most of the camper’s requirement. The park provides electricity, grill, tent camping, camping trailer, fire pits, picnic tables, toilets, drinking water, parking, etc… It’s very convenient for you to find gas, groceries as well as restaurants because the campsite is so close Show Low town.

           The lake is so beautiful with wildlife including birds, squirrels, skunk, bald eagle, fish,...that you may or may not have ever seen before. There is a good chance for parents to teach your kids about wildlife.

           Walking around the lake, it’s not difficult to catch these interesting moments. You can caught a boat ride (the price is affordable) back to the other sides of the lake without worrying about walking around the whole lake. You can also rent bikes, kayaks and canoes when going sightseeing.

Make plan for a trip to Fool Hollow Lake

           You can visit the State Park website at and book online to have spot for your tent. You can also contact the State Parks Office at (928) 537-3680 for site availability and fee information.

           Before starting, you should Google or read some reviews from prior visitors to decide to have more some information about type of services/activities that are now served here.

Other notes

  • Pets are allowed for the park
  • No soap is supplied so that you need to add it to your packing lists
  • Bring your bathing suit because you can swim in the lake.
  • Keep your campsite clean and pack out all trash before leaving
  • Be sure to check fire restrictions when booking your site
  • Be careful around campfire and make sure campfire is put out when you leave.

            Fool Hollow State Park has everything needed for a great camping experience. As a result, this place is a perfect choice for taking a break after hard work. If you want to find a place that is not far from the town, be served with good services in a peaceful place and suitable for people at all ages, Fool Hollow State could be seen as the worth consideration. 

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