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About Our Lakes


We are located in Paw Paw Township, Van Buren County, Michigan.  The climate and surrounding fertile soils put us in the heart of some of the best fruit-bearing orchards in the country. This area is also known for its established and popular wineries.   Our lake community consists of Three Mile Lake and Little Three Mile Lake, which are joined by a limited-access channel.  

Three Mile Lake is an all-sports lake, but it has boating restrictions unique to only a few lakes in the state of Michigan.  Little Three Mile Lake has restrictions regarding high-speed boating and the towing of skiers(tubing etc).*  

The combined acreage of both lakes totals 176 navigable acres and approximately 100 acres of pristine wetlands, which are the home for many species of wildlife.

The area surrounding the lakes is rural, but convenient services are not far away.  We are located three miles from the village of Paw Paw, which is the county seat, and the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage are a quick 20-minute drive.

*** VISITING OR CONSIDERING MOVING TO OUR LAKE? – PLEASE REVIEW THE SPECIAL BOATING RULES ENACTED BY THE DNR***

ABOUT OUR LAKE ASSOCIATION

The “Three Mile Lake Corporation” was incorporated on February 24, 2000.   Our mission is to promote and to operate as a community of common interest, to try to preserve, protect and enhance the waters and watershed, land values, enjoyment of property and social relations of Three Mile Lake and Little Three Mile Lake.

Are you supporting the efforts of your association?


Your financial support, as well as your time and talents, are needed to help represent all the owners of Three Mile Lake and Little Three Mile Lake and protect your riparian rights.

JOIN US

Now OFFERING ONLINE MEMBERSHIP AND PAYMENT

If you wish to join the Three Mile Lake Association mail a check made out to the
“THREE MILE LAKE CORPORATION” in the amount of $20 with a 
MEMBERSHIP FORM  to

THREE MILE LAKE CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 482

PAW PAW, MI  49079

(Dues of the association are $20 per year (Jan. 1st – Dec. 31st) and are renewed each spring.)

Aerial Drone Shot taken from the North End of the Lake.  Thank You Eric Boff!

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  • Special Boating Rules limiting the location of high speed boating and towing are strictly enforced.  Before visiting please review the special boating rules

  • There is NO PUBLIC BEACH for swimming on Three Mile Lake  and swimming at the public boat launch area is strictly prohibited.  If you are looking for a place to swim we suggest Lake of the Woods in Decatur which has a beautiful public beach.

  • Safety is Essential:  Please review the MI DNR boating rules before operating a watercraft on Three Mile Lake.  Important information about Boating Safety Certificate requirements, operating while under the influence of alcohol and general conditions for operating a watercraft can be found here.

Special Thanks to our 2019 Lake Association Members

Dean & Lindsey Basinger
Ronald & Mary Jane Baylor
Joyce & Mark Beedie
Shary & Ed Belfy
Pam Bower
Diane & Jim Chlada
Tony & Sheri Chlada
Sue & Ron Cicchini
Renea & David Cotnoir
Richard Decrocker
Ronald & Jolinda Douglas
Tom & Joanne Duhn
Patrick & Meghan Feltman
Mike & Jill Ferris
Robert & Paula Fisher
Billy C & Eloise Fisk
Larry & Geanie Franklin
Laurie & Ted French
Heather Gordon & Austin Englehart
Patsy & Keith Harring
Scott & Sarah Johnson
Richard & Chrisanne Jones
Jeanette & Kevin Kenny
Susan Kolenko
Marilyn & Barry Kuchenreuther
Chad & Amy Learned
Emily & Charles Leuin
Dorothy & Jeffrey Martin
Nancy & Rich Maxwell
Lynn Meyers
Joan & Roy Miller
Sharon & Jim Paluch
Millie & Tom Pawlowski
Kristian & Tara Popp
Catherine Preston
Kerry & Jeffrey Preston
Joe & Lori Priola
Kevin & Char Raber
Dima & Sarah Ruban
Kay & Jerry Schultz
Joe & Gay Silder
Paul Staniszewski
Alan Storch
Paul & Denise Struve
Janice & Charles Studer
Tom & Kim Thompson
Judy & Mike Versalle
Beth Wade
Craig & Tonda Warner
Ron & Gwyn Weber
Barbara & Terry Wolownik