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Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area offers year-round wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as camping, fishing, picnicking, and boating. A dam on Show Low Creek forms 180-acre Fool Hollow Lake, creating a natural feeding ground for a variety of wildlife.
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Silver Creek Hatchery & Wildlife Area
Description: The 840-acre wildlife area occupies an outstanding mid-elevation meadow, bisected by spring-fed Silver Creek. This facility is the state’s primary site for rearing the native Apache trout, which are then stocked in selected streams and lakes of the White Mountains.

Wildlife to Watch: The upper end of Silver Creek is the best place in the state to view the native Apache trout and an excellent place to view waterfowl, such as mallard, gadwall, and cinnamon teal. Other birds to look for include northern flicker, ash-throated flycatcher, Say’s phoebe, western and Cassin’s kingbirds, western scrub and pinyon jays. Mule deer and elk are occasionally observed at dawn and dusk.

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Other Activities: There is a dirt trail along the stream for an easy walk.

Ownership: Arizona Game and Fish Department 
Size: 840 acres 
Closest Town: Show Low


Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Say's Phoebe - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
The hatchery and wildlife area is 11 miles northeast of Show Low. Take U.S. Hwy. 60 for 5 miles east from Show Low; turn north on Bourden Ranch Road and travel 5 miles to Hatchery Way Road. Turn east onto Hatchery Way and proceed approximately ¼ mile to the parking area.

For more information call 928-537-7513.

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Silver Creek Hatchery & Wildlife Area : Wildlife Viewing Area