Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Fool Hollow Lake is a 150-acre lake included in 800 acres of prime recreation area in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Show Low. This very popular recreation area offers fishing, camping, boating, and wildlife viewing galore. The lake sports brown trout, large- and small-mouth bass, green sunfish, black crappie, walleye, and channel catfish. Arizona Game & Fish also stocks catchable-sized rainbow trout from mid-May through September.

While access to Fool Hollow Lake is restricted from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the recreation area is open 365 days a year. Fool Hollow Lake is located off of State Highway 260, about 2 miles north of US Highway 60. The recreation area offers 123 campsites, some with hookups and some without. There are picnic tables, cooking grills, shade ramadas, boat launch ramps, a fish cleaning station, a dump station, and private restrooms and showers. There are 5 picnic areas and a couple of playgrounds available for folks with kids. The White Mountain Trail System is close by, offering some 103 miles of inter-connected hiking trails in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

The usual rules and regs apply but add:

  • Camp only in designated sites.
  • Boat motors are limited to 8 horsepower.
  • The recreation area is composed mostly of a man-made lake that contains many natural hazards. Use with caution.