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Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Show Low, Arizona


1500 Fools Hollow Rd
Show Low, Arizona 85901
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Sites: 123
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.26235
Longitude: -110.07063

Elevation: 6276' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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93 Reviews

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

A beautiful, quiet State campground on the lake. We woke up one morning to two 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 large boats or jet skis! Close to Show Low where with grocery stores and restaurants. A nice little trail along the lake. Our site was level and easily fit our 35" motorhome and jeep. One note: the road going into the campground is very rough as there are ruts in the asphalt. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Redhead 12
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very busy park. We were lucky to find a spot. Reservations are advised, but during the week later in the season, sites may be available. It is a wonderful park. Sites are perfect. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walking trails. Boating, swimming and fishing.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Check-in was quick and easy with the friendly staff member at the front kiosk, with clear instructions on how to find out site. We could tell it was going to be a peaceful, beautiful stay while driving in. It's a well laid out park with plenty of space to roam around, and lots of easy access to the lake. I knew when booking the site that we were not getting a sewer hookup, but they have a dump station, so no biggie. I guess since we were closer to the lake, that might be why. It was worth it for a better view, I thought. The thing I wasn't sure about was the shared site. It seems to be quite the mixed reviews from everyone else, so I wasn't sure what to expect. When we arrived, I had to agree with those that didn't like the shared site setup. I mean, it's great if you know the people you're sharing the site with - but if not, it's definitely too close for comfort in my opinion. It would have been fine though, if your neighbors were okay - but we got noisy kids and chain smokers, so not the peaceful, fresh-air kind of experience we were hoping for. Anyway, it was a great site otherwise - level, good view, easy hookups, plenty of room for the trailer and truck, good picnic table, a fire ring, etc. There are some sites that aren't shared, so maybe next time we'll try to grab one of those. The staff in the campground were busy keeping things clean, and the folks selling firewood at their site were friendly - that was a handy thing to have available. The lake was beautiful. There's a 10hp boat restriction, which means no jet skis and powerboats. As a result, most of the people on the lake were kayakers or paddleboarders. It was so peaceful and perfect. There's a path going partially around one side of the lake too, which we used several times just to stroll or watch the sunset. We also liked that it was right on the edge of town, so we were able to pop over to Show Low to get a couple things that we forgot. I would definitely return. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Ruddy Duck 01
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice camp ground and good location for the area. The park and lake are beautiful. The campground was well maintained, clean and restrooms were great. The sites in our look (Teal) were a bit funky with shared common back in. One site much deeper than the second one so there was some separation and we got used to it. Over all a very nice stay and we would stay here again. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Teal loop Site 13
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Nice clean sites, concrete pads, good hookups, very pleasant area. Not all loops have sewer. I was unable to get cell service, but perhaps a different carrier would give different results. This may not be important to everyone. If this matters to you, being almost in town, I expected to be able to get enough TV to have some news, but could only get Judge Judy and some old Star Wars. Perhaps a site with a slightly different orientation would make a difference. Public radio station came in well. $35.00 plus $5 reservation fee. Restroom/showers looked good, but I didn't use them. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Mallard Loop
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We really enjoyed our stay here. We were in Mallard Loop so we had full hookups. Our spot was #1, so there was no one on either side of us, and we still had a glimpse of the lake. Restrooms were extremely clean. Easy access to fishing and the walking trail, and also it was a short drive to stores and restaurants in Show Low. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
01
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Fool Hollow Lake for a week. While we didn'find much to love about the Show Low/Pinetop/Lakeside area, we LOVE Fool Hollow. We used the time to kick back and relax. The campsite was spacious, shaded, and well separated from the sites on either side. There is a nice lakeside trail along the lake. Being right in town is a plus. The road leading to the park is a little rough, but nothing to worry about. Just annoying. We would definitely stay at Fool Hollow again. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Redhead loop 15
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Loved everything about this park. Beautiful natural setting, trees, birds, lake, trails. Some sites have W/S/E, some 50A. Sites are roomy, paved pad and patio area with picnic table and fire ring. Sadly, we were only staying overnight, but could not have stayed longer because the park was booked up. We felt lucky to get a site without a reservation, even mid-week in October. I believe this is the first park I've rated a 10, but it really is my kind of park! What a pleasure after several days on the road and only so-so parks the whole trip. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Redhead Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $2.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice and clean park. Hosts were friendly and site 27 had good space from site 25 & 28. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 27
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Fool Hallow is great one of my favs. The sites are spread out so you can breath, and the dogs can relax. Site surface is asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. Lots of hiking. I love Arizona camping. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Redhead loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We have been coming to Fool Hollow now for 11 years. The facilities are still excellent, but the electrical system is showing its age and suffering from the increased demands of new RVs. Voltages go as low as 100vac during high demand periods and it is necessary to transfer all multiple power systems to propane that can be. (I.E. - hot water and fridge.) Prices have risen again to $35 for a full hookup - 30Amp site and it is nearly essential to make reservations a FULL year in advance. Even before we ended this visit, our preferred site was already booked for our preferred dates for 2017. The campground now has a new manager that has caused significant confusion concerning policies and procedures. Campers as well as staff cringe at the thought of ANOTHER change without consultation or contemplation. Between these problems and the new prices local RV Resorts are becoming a more attractive. This is a shame as this is a very fine facility. We have made reservations for May-June 2017 but are keeping the option open for alternative opertunities. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Redhead 21
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Reserve very early if possible. Nearly every summer weekend this facility is completely full of "valley" (Phoenix) people escaping the 110+ temps of the city.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is the best state park we have stayed at. There are firepits, ice large space between the sites, very quiet and close to town if you want some restaurants or forget something. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Fool Hollow State Park is a great park. Hiking. Pricey. Well managed. Lot spacing is spacious with some shade. Site surface is a concrete pad, featuring a fire ring, picnic table and patio. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Mallard 11
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Show Low, AZ nearby. Groceries & gas. Don't bother using the local laundromat.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

very nice park with paved streets and pads. pads pretty level. beware that some sites have trees close to pad that will prohibit/limit your slides. tree cover blocked satellite and could not pick up any over the air channels. only 30 amp service, with sewer in Mallard loop. would visit again. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
mallard 15
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

It is truly a beautiful park with spacious sites, some have natural screening, but many are double sites which is great if 2 parties are traveling together, but not good if you are not traveling with the other party as there is absolutely no separation. Only Cinnamon and Mallard loops were open. Mallard may have water and 50 amp (and sewer?), but Cinnamon has 30 amp and water. However, the voltage was extremely low - blew the circuit almost every time the microwave was used, even when everything else was off. We had to be extremely careful and generally turned the generator when cooking because of this. Office has limited hours, but no answer when we called during the posted hours and we could not find a camp host (think they were off duty). $33 was too pricey for such poor electric service and no sewer (and the dump was closed). No problem getting 35' motor home in and there were other larger ones. Because of the beauty, I might stay here again, but would try to get Mallard. We camped at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cinnamon 18
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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