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Three Mile Lake

Union County - Iowa
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3 miles northwest of Afton

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Frequently Asked Questions About Three Mile Lake, IA

How big is Three Mile Lake?
Three Mile Lake is approximately 880 sq acres (3.6 sq km) in size.

How deep is Three Mile Lake?
Three Mile Lake is approximately 47 feet (14.3 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Three Mile Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Carp, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Walleye, White Crappie, Yellow Bass and Yellow Perch in Three Mile Lake.

Other fish species in the lake include Green Sunfish.

Are there places to stay in the Three Mile Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Three Mile Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there topographical lake maps available Three Mile Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Three Mile Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there places to eat and drink near Three Mile Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Three Mile Lake?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Three Mile Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 532-2020 . Need a Iowa fishing license?

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Controling Authority
Corey Carlton, Conservation Officer; 641-414-2173; [email protected]
Andy Jansen, Fisheries Biologist; 641-464-3108; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Three Mile Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Three Mile Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 36°F (2°C) to a low around 20°F (-7°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Three Mile Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Three Mile Lake.

For more Iowa State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Three Mile Lake Reviews
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dean b.
5 star rating
Three Mile lake is north of Afton and is great for nice sized bluegill and many crappies as well. The crappie "cycle" should start to be on the upswing in the next few years. I've had much better luck with bluegills on leaches or worms in any of the many small coves in recent trips to Three Mile. We look forward to our annual trip every year. They started in 1998. Crappies we booming then and should be again real soon. Good luck and great fishing!!
Reviewed Nov 24, 2004
david m.
5 star rating
This lake has excellent spring and fall crappie fishing. Some real slabs in here. The bass fishing is also outstanding and there are some nice muskies too. This lake has lots of flooded timber so go slow.
Reviewed Jul 7, 2002

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Three Mile Lake...
Twelve Mile Lake 2.5 mi 635 42 ft
Afton Reservoir 3.5 mi 19 30 ft
Mckinley Lake 8.6 mi 50
Green Valley Lake 8.6 mi 338 27 ft
Summit Lake 9.1 mi 250 11 ft
Thayer Lake 9.4 mi 11 13 ft
Lake Orient 13.5 mi 16 16 ft
Greenfield Lake 19.7 mi 56 26 ft
Fogle Lake S.W.A. 19.7 mi 44 27 ft
Nodaway Lake 19.9 mi 25 23 ft
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