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Three Mile Wash

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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.

Reservation Info

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.

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Location

Three Mile Wash is located in Arizona

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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. Click Here For Map.

Coordinates

33.6544363 N
111.18450382 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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    Good
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Three Mile Wash?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Three Mile Wash, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.