Accommodations & Area Info
Camping at Fool Hollow Lake is available by reservations and IT WILL SELL OUT, so reserve early. Some great park resources are:
The following is the contact information for two additional camping sites in the area. Please call for information and reservations. Both are within reasonable travel distance to the race site.
Show Low Lake Campground
FOOL HOLLOW LAKE RECREATION AREA
Imagine camping among 100-foot pine trees beside a quiet lake watching majestic great blue herons 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 very popular place. This 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake offers history, too.
The tiny town of Adair has long since been covered by the lake, but it was Thomas Jefferson Adair who was responsible for the name Fool Hollow. In 1885, Adair moved into the area with the intention of farming. The locals joked that only a fool would try and farm the place. The name stuck!
This state-of-the-art recreation area, located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, opened in 1994 as a result of an innovative partnership between Arizona State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, the City of Show Low, and corporate sponsors Arizona Public Service and McCarty Construction Company.
For more information on the park, please visit the official Arizona State Parks website for the Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.
There is a list of local hotels available on the Show Low Chamber of Commerce website. All activities will be taking place at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.
For USAT members, discounts on some hotels are available. For more information and to receive the code for the discounted rates, please log in to the USA Triathlon website and explore Member Benefits.
Cool Mountain Vacations has some great rental homes and condos very close to the race venue, and there are many home rental options available in the community. Check them out and make your stay a little more comfortable!
The White Mountains are filled with other local accommodations. Cabins, condos, and bed n’ breakfasts will be available for stays. A little research might make your stay in the White Mountains a little more unique and enjoyable than a simple hotel room. We will leave the search up to you, but space is out there – especially if you plan early. Check out www.vrbo.com and search for Show Low – some of the closer neighborhoods are Bison Ridge, Torreon, and Sierra Pines.
For a bit about the colorful backstory of Show Low, read our post HERE.
Could be a little cool in the early morning: perfect for racing. Low 80’s for the high.
There are plenty of online resources to check the weather for the upcoming week, for example, The Weather Channel for Show Low, Arizona.
Remember that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course and the rules. Please make sure you review the “Most Commonly Violated Rules,” and if you would like to view the complete rulebook, you can view it here. Learn more HERE.
RACE DAY NUTRITION
Gatorade will provide on-course hydration. We will have Gatorade and water at all aid stations, and gel and salty snacks available at all run aid stations. Bike aid stations will have bottles of water and Gatorade, and gel at every one, and there will be salty snacks at the Olympic Distance bike aid / bike aid #4 for DeuceMan.
We are working on bringing food back to the venue this year. Details TBD. Athletes will be provided water, Gatorade, and snacks at the finish line. Cheer on athletes throughout the day and enjoy the beauty of the forest and lake. Please stay aware and out of the way of athletes finishing.
Cycle Mania is happy to provide bike services to those wishing to ship their bike to the race. Conveniently located in Show Low, Cycle Mania is a full-service road and mountain bike shop and can unpack, build, breakdown, and repack your bike for you. Please contact them directly at 928-537-8812 for more information.