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Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

1500 Fools Hollow Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901-3574
+1 928-537-3680
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Our first family camp-out. ...

We had a lot of fun. ... The camping site was clean and perfect. ... there a picnic table and fire... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phia V
via mobile
Very nice place for a picnic and a hike.

This park was very nice for picnicking and taking our dog for a walk. Looked like a nice spot to... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Sandy C
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“full hookups” (18 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (16 reviews)
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1500 Fools Hollow Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901-3574
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+1 928-537-3680
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"full hookups"
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"fool hollow lake"
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"beautiful lake"
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"state park"
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"great campground"
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"fishing license"
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"rv camping"
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"picnic table and fire pit"
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"white mountains"
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"great fishing"
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"fire ring"
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"day pass"
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"close to town"
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"camping spots"
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"make reservations"
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"nice trail"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun. ... The camping site was clean and perfect. ... there a picnic table and fire pit,park right next to it. ... great scenic view. ... We canoe for an hour. ... lovely lake. ... We hike also and S'mores...More

Thank Phia V
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This park was very nice for picnicking and taking our dog for a walk. Looked like a nice spot to camp too!

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

I was looking for something relaxing to do while visiting my brother, and we opted to take a walk around the lake. This park is cost prohibitive to some as it requires a daily entrance fee, but we found it to be worth the money....More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This is our 7th consecutive year that we have camped at the park. We come early when only Ruddy Duck is open. For us it is the perfect time. Since we have been coming, the lake water level continues to decline. It is a bit...More

1  Thank CarlK56
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Love the lake staff is super friendly. We had all the amenities you could ask for. Plus we got to see a family of elk get a drink.

1  Thank mkh602
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

A beautiful, quiet State campground on the lake. We woke up one morning to 2 elk play fighting, antlers entangled and pushing each other back and forth. It was too cold for us to go kayaking as we had planned. Lake is great with no...More

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is an Arizona state park, which has an admission of about $7.50 if you don't have an annual pass. It is well worth the price. There is fishing, camping, ramadas, hiking trails and more.

1  Thank nels0nfamily7
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This park is esily accessible and truly if you wish to fish, it is great and if you have an RV, its perfect , if you want relaxation and just a beautiful natural, safe, environment to walk, stroll, explore...you will be content .

1  Thank elizabethsY8480PP
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Beautiful Recreation Area. Very clean well kept. Nice fishing docks, friendly and helpful park rangers.

1  Thank douglaso873
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Second time here in our RV 40 ft Full hook ups. Lake is great no boats or jet ski! Trollers and Kayaks only. Only one bad thing. The road in is very bad asphalt big breaks in the road. Hope by next year some solutions...More

1  Thank Roxlee33
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russsr
December 4, 2017|
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Response from LunchWithRuby | Reviewed this property |
$35 per night for an RV site.
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Monique G
October 21, 2017|
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Response from Reagan L | Reviewed this property |
They have to be on a leash. Our neighbor felt he didn't have to and was told to either leash the dog or leave. They were not good campground neighbors.
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June L
October 20, 2017|
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Response from 533susan | Reviewed this property |
Yes each site has its own substantial sturdy picnic table.
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