Arizona - Where to Picnic Guide
Fool Hollow Lake
1500 N. Fool Hollow Lake
Show Low, Arizona 85901
The park is located two miles north
of US 60 off Highway 260.
Imagine camping 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 very 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 Westly 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 Arizona State
Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, the City of
Show Low, and corporate sponsors Arizona Public Service and McCarty
Show Low Creek flows into Fool Hollow Lake, providing a natural
feeding ground for a variety of wildlife and a very diverse fishery.
Fishing opportunities are abundant
with rainbow trout, brown trout, large and small mouth bass, black
crappie, green sunfish, channel catfish and walleye are all present in
the lake. Catchable sized rainbow trout are stocked by the Arizona
Game and Fish Department mid-May through September.
White Mountain Trail System
The White Mountain Trail System consists of eleven loop trails
offering over 103 miles of hiking. This system is located within 15
miles of the recreation area in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves
National Forest. Trail maps are available at the park headquarters.
- 123 camping sites, hookups or
- Dump station, fish cleaning
station, boat ramps
- Picnic tables, picnic ramadas, and
- Private showers and restrooms