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Half way up the sunrise-lit side of Pine Creek Canyon is the residential community of Portal III. 


One hundred and ninety eight properties have unique blends of shady pine woods and breathtaking views. Milk Ranch Point, 1000 feet above Portal III across Pine Creek Canyon on the Mogollon Rim, dominates the view to the east. To the north, the canyon dwindles as the east and west walls converge. To the south, the canyon view opens wide for a distant view of the Mazatzal Mountains and Four Peaks, 75 miles away. To the west, Portal III abuts the Tonto National Forest and shares its wildlife.

With a four season climate and lot plans that protect privacy, residents are led to outdoor living. Harmony of building and land is key, maximizing the natural environment. Each home is individually crafted to complement the natural setting of the land and reflect the woodsy settings.

This community is less than two hours from Phoenix and Scottsdale for convenient weekend getaways. Situated between the quaint towns of Pine and Strawberry, it is just 15 miles north of Payson.

Dec 6  & 7

Crack sealing roads. Please clear any vehicles from roads and try not to drive on the roads for a few hours after the sealing. 

Jan 20, 2024

HOA Meeting 10AM Pine/Strawberry Fire District Meeting Room at 6198 Hardscrabble Mesa Rd Pine AZ 85544

Architectural Reminder:

As a reminder, any alteration or construction on the outside of your home/lot requires prior approval. This includes exterior painting evening if it is the same color. Please contact your board for approval or questions.  Click here for board contact info: Board Members


Contact us:
Portal III HOA
Box 1929
Pine, AZ, 85544



Please help firewise the portal by cleaning your lot.  Brush must be on curbs by Nov 5th 2023 and pick up is Nov 6th 2023. For guidelines click HERE

New Portal III Window Stickers

We have new Portal III window stickers to help security identify which vehicles belong to owners. These are available from Security or from any Board Member

NO Outdoor Fires:

Please remember our CCRs state NO outdoor fires are allowed. Please inform any guests you have visiting of this restriction as well as all other CCRs and Bylaws. 


There have been complaints of excessive and prolonged dog barking, leaf blowers and ATV usage. Please respect the quiet and serenity of our community and limit the usage of machinery to reasonable durations and hours. Please also watch over your dogs.

Do Not Feed Wildlife:

Please do not feed the wildlife. It is now illegal in Gila County to feed Elk and Deer. 

Outdoor Lighting:

Please limit outdoor lighting to reasonable hours and shield any lighting from shining onto neighboring properties. 

Rental Policy Reminder:

Your Board wants to remind everyone that our CC&Rs do not allow rentals less than six (6) months in duration. More information can be found by clicking here.

Check for Mistletoe:

Please remember to look for mistletoe and bark beetles on your lots or lots near you. Both are deadly to our trees and can spread. Click on these links for more info:

Mistletoe Info

Bark Beetle Info

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