Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
A favorite area for residents and visitors alike is Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area which is operated by the Arizona State Parks, located on the city's northern border. This recreation area was created by a private and public partnership in 1988 between the City of Show Low, US Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish and Arizona State Parks, and private entities. Construction started in the fall of 1991.

It is an 850-acre recreation area surrounding a 149-acre lake and includes:
  • 92 recreational vehicle and camper hookups
  • 31 developed tent sites
  • 5 shower buildings with restroom facilities
  • 2 handicapped fishing piers
  • Contact station
In addition, a fully functional sanitary dump station, a fish cleaning station, and several tot lots are available to visitors. Annual use permits are available through the Arizona State Parks by calling 520-537-3680.

Future Plans
Plans in progress include:
  • Group campgrounds
  • Nature center
  • Amphitheater
  • 2 large grassy playing fields
  • Picnic ramadas
  • Hiking trails
  • Playgrounds
Show Low Lake
Also located on the southern boundary of the City is Show Low Lake, operated by Recreation Resource Management under contract with the City of Show Low. Show Low Lake is located adjacent to Show Low Lake Road about 1 mile from Highway 260. It is a 100-acre lake that sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet. For more information, call the park at 928-537-4126 or for reservations, please call 1-888-537-7762.

The lake area offers campgrounds and picnic areas, as well as a 75-site group campground area. The campgrounds include some electric sites, a dump station, a shower facility, and a small convenient store. The store rents boats, sells fishing licenses, bait, tackle, drinks and snacks. The campground also offers a playground, day-use ramadas, and group camping.