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 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 Jefferson 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 Construction Company.

great place.

hiking
2 months ago

we hiked along the 'creek/reservoir' east from the non hookup spots. found an osprey nest just before u have to turn around for private property. gorgeous cliffs that direction. Rocky, but short. nice for kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail and pretty easy. Great trail to bring younger grandkids and also dogs. Very beautiful and much fun along the way if you wanted to stop and throw rocks or just visualize the beauty.

4 months ago

Nice - peaceful, serene walk around the lake. Lots of water birds including a beautiful heron

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5 days ago

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