Three Mile Wash Shoreline Area


Area Status: Closed

Three Mile Wash

 

Three Mile Wash offers shoreline parking and boat access. Access is via the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road. Nearby are views of mountains with abundant wildlife. Because of the ability to park right on next to the water, this locations offers a great get away for families and individuals during the hot summer months. Whether you’re taking a day trip, or staying several nights, Three Mile Wash is perfect for any outing you are planning.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed 03-12-06-22-27 Three Mile Wash Campground Closure  
Operational Hours: Year Round
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, State Hwy. 88 is a narrow winding mountain road, with a maximum vehicle length limit of 40 feet. (Not recommended for trailers over 22 feet). Rules and regulations are posted at all fee station areas. Please read and observe. Please use trash receptacles when available, or pack it in pack it out.
Closest Towns: Globe, Payson
Water: At Roosevelt Marina
Restroom: Portable Toilets
Passes: The links below provide additional information on pricing and purchasing information.
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602) 225-5395

General Information

Directions:

This site is 3 miles south of Roosevelt Dam on the south shoreline of Apache Lake. From Apache Junction: Drive north on State Hwy. 88 for 41 miles (the last 20 miles of State Hwy. 88 are unpaved) to Three Mile Wash Recreation Site. Turn left and continue to site.

From Mesa: Take State Hwy. 87/Beeline Hwy. north for approximately 60 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn right onto State Hwy. 188 for 33 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 88. Turn right onto State Hwy. 88, and drive past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 3 miles to Three Mile Wash Recreation Site. Turn right and continue to the site.

From the Globe area: Take State Hwy. 188 west for 30 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn left onto State Hwy. 88 and continue past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 3 miles to Three Mile Wash Recreation Site. Turn right into the site. View and download a map.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Shoreline Camping Area

Lake and Pond Fishing

Apache Lake Fish Species:  Rainbow Trout; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Yellow Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Access is by the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road.

Boating - Motorized

Apache Lake

Boating - Non-Motorized

Apache Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.654455

  Longitude : 
-111.183272

  Elevation : 
1,900 feet