Fool Hollow Lake Wildlife Area opened in 1994 and offers year-round camping, boating, and wildlife viewing activities.

  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking

Fool Hollow Lake Wildlife Area provides an array of recreational opportunities including camping, picnicking, boating and fishing, and wildlife viewing. The area includes a 150acre lake that is surrounded by 100 foot tall pinion pine trees and is home to a variety of cool and warm water fishes. As well as the lake itself, there are starches of riparian habitat that provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.



Located just north of Show Low Arizona, in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest at around the 6,330 foot elevation, Fool Hollow Lake Wildlife Area can be accessed via several Show Low city streets, most notably E. Linden Road, N 16th, N 22nd, or N 32 Avenues.


Common vegetation in the area includes pine forest, wetland/riparian, and lacustrine habitats.


Common birds in the area include various waterfowl such as ducks and geese, egrets, heron, and ibis, as well as neo-tropical birds like bluebirds, goldfinches, and Stellar’s jays. Bald eagles, osprey and goshawks can also be found.


Common mammals in the area include various squirrels, raccoons, beavers, elk and Mule deer.


Fool Hollow Lake Wildlife Area is a result of a partnership between the Arizona State Parks Department, the U.S. Service, AZGFD and the City of Show Low.

Other Amenities

Camping: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area offers 31 non-hook-up sites and 92 RV sites. There is a fee for these sites.

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