Fool Hollow Lake

State Recreation Area - Arizona

In 1885, Thomas Jefferson 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! The tiny town of Adair has long since been covered by the lake, but it was Adair who was responsible for the name Fool Hollow. The park along the lake, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, opened in 1994 as a result of 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. Today, visitors can camp among the tall pines and hike along the lake 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 popular place.

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Apache and Navaja County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Apache and Navaja County

Apache and Navaja County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Arizona State

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Brochure and Map of Fool Hollow Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Fool Hollow Lake - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Fool Hollow Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Fool Hollow Lake SRA https://azstateparks.com/fool-hollow/ In 1885, Thomas Jefferson 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! The tiny town of Adair has long since been covered by the lake, but it was Adair who was responsible for the name Fool Hollow. The park along the lake, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, opened in 1994 as a result of 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. Today, visitors can camp among the tall pines and hike along the lake 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 popular place.
Nearby Parks Wildlife Viewing Park Rules If you’re having a great time here, don’t forget to visit one of the two nearby state parks! Lyman Lake State Park (60 miles) There’s no shortage of activities at this secluded getaway: hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, archaeology, and petroglyph trails are all available! And with no size restrictions on watercrafts, boaters can enjoy waterskiing and speedboating. (928) 337-4441 Homolovi State Park (85 miles) An archaeological treasure, this sprawling park also has campsites and picnic tables for the everyday traveler. The park museum includes a collection of Hopi artifacts as well as records the contributions Hopi people have made to the country and their people. (928) 289-4106 Stay alert: Poisonous snakes and insects inhabit the area. Do not feed the animals and store all foodstuffs in secure containers or in your vehicles. Waterfowl: (viewing varies with time of year) Mallards, Canada geese, various species of divers & dabblers, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, American Egret, White-faced Ibis. Neo-Tropical and Passerine species: (viewing varies with time of year) Stellar’s Jay, Lesser Goldfinch, numerous species of Bluebirds, Acorn Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Redshafted Flicker. Raptors: Bald Eagle (winter), Osprey (summer), American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Goshawk, and Red-Tailed Hawk. Common Mammals: Eberts Squirrels, Rock Squirrel, Gophers, Skunk, Raccoon, Beaver and Muskrat. Sightings of Elk, Bobcat, Coyote and Deer are not uncommon. Snakes include the Western Diamondback. General Rules • Do not litter! “Leave no trace” and pack out what you bring in, or use the trash receptacles provided in the park. • Drive your vehicle only on designated paved surfaces. Park only in designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road. • Stay on designated trails. Cutting trails degrades habitat and harms the landscape. • Do not use glass containers in the park. • All of our parks adhere to firearm and hunting regulations. Please familiarize yourself with this information. Fires • Keep fires in grills or designated state parks fire rings. Never leave fires unattended! • Do not gather firewood in the parks. Firewood is for sale in most park stores. • Fireworks are not permitted in state parks. • Be “fire smart” and check fire restrictions at azstateparks.com/fire-safety. Camping • Campsites are limited to up to six adults and up to 10 people total. • There are designated dump facilities at the park for your convenience. Swimming • Please obey all posted signs. • No swimming near boat ramps or docks. Boating • Review boating regulations before heading out on the water. Pets • Keep your pets on a maximum six-foot leash at all times. Pets must be attended at all times. • Pick up after your pet. • For additional information related to pets, visit our website or ask park staff. Additional Rules • No swimming or jumping from boat docks or boat launch ramps. • Do not feed wildlife, including bird feeders. The rules of this park are not limited to the rules listed above. Additional park rules may be found at azstateparks.com. FOOL HOLLOW LAKE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trail The park has a 1.5-mile walking trail that runs along the south and west sides of the lake. White Mountain Trail System: More than 103 miles of hiking divided into 11 loop trails. Access points are located within 15 miles of the park in the adjacent Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. For more information call (928) 333-4301. Amphitheater The amphitheater and intrepretive area is located between the no-hookup camping loops and the RV loops. Interpretive programs are held in the amphitheater, weather permitting. Ask at the ranger station about current programs; topics include wildlife, wildfire, geology, or special programs. Established 1957 Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area 09/20 Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, and wildlife viewing make Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a popular place. This cool country recreation area has a 150-acre lake surrounded by towering pine trees and offers 92 hookup sites and 31 non-hookup sites. The park was named when Thomas Jefferson Adair moved into the area in 1885 to start a farm. The locals joked that only a fool would try to farm the land, and the name stuck! Arizona State Parks & Trails would like to thank its partners who worked to develop this recreation area – the US Forest Service, Arizona Game & Fish, the City of Show Low, and corporate sponsors Arizona Public Service and McCarty Construction Company. Thank you for visiting! 1500 N Fools Hollow Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901 (928) 537-3680 | 1-877-MYPARKS azstateparks.com/fool-hollow AZStateParks Like/Follow/Watch us on: 1-877-MYPARKS | azstateparks.com Fishing Show Low Creek flows into Fool Hollow Lake, providing a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife and a very diverse fishery. There are six fishing platforms around the lake, and two fish cleaning stations. Fishing opportunities a

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