Little Bear/Big Bear Lakes turn off AKA Shush Be Zahze/Shush Be Tou, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Arizona


Posted: May 29, 2010

Category: Arizona, North America, United States, View All

Arizona 260
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
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It is piped out of ground continually flowing like a spigot. You can see it from the highway.

Nearest Address

The White Mountains of AZ Central Eastern McNary nearest town appr. 10 miles west of spring. It is just off State Rte. 260 on north side of highway and across the highway from the turn off to Hawley Lake which is hwy 473 The town of Eager is about 25 miles to the east of spring.

Directions from Nearest Address

Turn off across the highway from the well known Hawley Lake turn off. Hwy 473 Another well known landmark would be the White Mountain Apache Tribe Sunrise Ski resort that is about 10 miles east of the spring. The town of Greer is also near that area off of Hwy 260.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:



Map Link: Little Bear/Big Bear Lakes turn off AKA Shush Be Zahze/Shush Be Tou Map

Submitted by: Valerie Borrego

  1. c.g. rhesus says:

    so the directions are very misleading looked for it for an hour after following gps point and directions… u cannot see the spring from the highway. from highway 473 you make a left, which is Northwest on 260 about 100 yards up on your right is a dirt road turn off, turn right. On your right you will see the pipe coming out of the ground. 🙂

  2. Irena Alexander says:

    Looked for the spring for 4 hrs. No luck. Absolutely misleading. Asked 5 local people, nobody was able to help. Please do not advertise natural spring water if you do not want to disclose/or unable to give directions. Thank you.

  3. Irena Alexander says:

    I finally found it. Great spring water, very busy place, takes 10 minutes to fill 5 gallon container.
    Very easy directions:
    get yourself on 260E, just maybe 150 meters before (right turn on 473) turn to left to well maintain dirt road, pipe is maybe 50 meters or so off road 260, basically easily seen from 260. Takes 4 plus our from Phoenix to get there.

  4. Hi folks!,
    From the the looks of your map, the little orange pin is on the wrong side of the Hawley Lake turn off.
    The spring is just about the same distance on the other (before) side of the turn off and you should be turning off in the other direction, left if you’re heading toward Sunrise Ski Lodge. You should be crossing a cattle guard onto a dirt road and the Spring is right there on the right side. It’s just a stones’ throw from the hi-way.
    The Natives don’t bite! We’re just a little quiet.
    george May 21, 2016

  5. Baze Melamed says:

    I own a bottling company in North Las Vegas and I am in need of Spring Water by the bulk. It would be ongoing and would need up to 25 tankers a month and possibly more. Please let me know if we can work something out.
    Thank you,

  6. Donna Street says:

    The spring is closed now, no water coming out and the pallets that used to be there under the faucet for the mud are gone. Sad, last year I filled probably 50 gallons and it was great water!

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