Fool Hollow Lake is a public lake located in Navajo County, Arizona, near the city of Show Low. Fool Hollow was named for a hapless settler who attempted to farm the rocky canyon in the 1880s. The Arizona Game and Fish Department constructed the lake in 1957 specifically to provide water-oriented outdoor recreation. The lake consists of 150 acres (61 ha), with an average depth of 23 feet (7.0 m). It is located within the Fool Hollow Recreation Area, and is cooperatively managed by the Arizona State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the City of Show Low. This lake is less than 3 miles away from our cabin! Bring your Boat for great fishing. Boats can have up to 10 max horsepower. There is much more to do at the lake. Check it out for yourself!
From Phoenix via Payson: Take I-10 east to the 202 interchange and continue east to Country Club Blvd (Hwy 87). Turn north and travel approx. 65 miles to Payson. From Payson turn east on Hwy 260 and continue approx. 60 miles to Heber/Overgaard. Stay on Hwy 260 and additional 35 miles to Show Low.
From Phoenix via Globe: Take I-10 east to the 202 interchange and continue east to US 60. Continue east on US 60 to Globe. US 60 will then connect with Hwy 77 and turn north. Continue north to Show Low. This route takes you through the beautiful Salt River Canyon, but US 60/Hwy 77 is a two-lane road all the way to Show Low and can take somewhat longer, depending upon traffic volume.
Sunrise Ski Resort:
(60 minute drive from our cabin!)
Located in the heart of Arizona’s magnificent White Mountains, Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. In winter, our three mountains offer some of the finest skiing and snowboarding in the Western United States.
Our 65 runs promise adventure for skiers or boarders of any level. Skiable Area 800 acres (3.2 km2) • Total Runs: 65 • Longest Run: 1.2 miles (1.93km) Sidewinder An hour away! There is also cross country ski trails, sledding and tubing area.
Winter Activities: Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Sleigh Rides, Sledding & Tubing, Ice Fishing and more!
Summer Activities: Scenic lift rides, Zip Line Tours (Open in May), mountain biking, hiking, archery, disc golf, tubing slide, air bag jump, and boat rentals.
Check out the cool videos of what you can expect in the winter or summer time at Sunrise Rise Ski Resort!
About Show Low, Arizona
Show Low is the largest city in the White Mountains and is one of the fastest growing cities in northern Arizona. The city proper has a population of nearly 12,000 residents, but Show Low’s trade area population numbers over 146,000. Seasonal spikes in the population from tourism activity and the second home market causes the trade area population to swell to well over 170,000. Show Low is experiencing dynamic growth as its population has increased 40% since 2000.
Show Low was named after a marathon poker game played between two early settlers. They decided there wasn’t enough room for both of them in the community and agreed to let a game of cards decide who was to get the 100,000 acre ranch and who was to move on. According to the story, one of them said, “If you can show low, you win.” The other one turned up the deuce of clubs and replied, “show low it is.” Show Low got its name from that card game and Show Low’s main street is named “Deuce of Clubs” in remembrance.
There are many things to do for any outdoor activity in the Show Low - Pinetop - Lakeside Area - A premiere hunting destination for big, small game, and waterfowl. There are over 50 nearby lakes and streams including easily accessible and family friendly trout fishing at Show Low Creek and Silver Creek. You can also go fishing at Fool Hollow and Show Low Lakes. There are hundreds of miles of trails (White Trail System) for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Enjoy the spectacular colors in the fall and enjoy the wildlife views at our various lakes, streams and wetlands in the area. You can also enjoy OHV riding on the maintained road network in the nearby Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. There are great local restaurants, local and thrift shopping, local playgrounds for the kids (including our community playground)