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Roper Lake State Park, Safford

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Roper Lake State Park is a state park of Arizona, surrounding 32acre Roper Lake. The park is located off U.S. Route 191, 5mi south of Safford, at the Gila River and Valley.The land for the park, formerly a ranch, was purchased by the state in 1972 in order to construct a reservoir.Roper Lake State Park includes a boat ramp, a natural stone hot tub, a beach for swimming, a picnic area, a campground, and cabins. The lake is stocked with bass and trout, and boats are limited to small electric motors. Hiking trails are available, and the park is an excellent place for birdwatching. This scenic park in southeast Arizona is in a beautiful location surrounded by the sky island PinaleƱo Mountains range, including Mount Graham.In another part of the park is Dankworth Pond, located about 3mi south. This 15acre pond also offers fishing, a picnic area, and hiking trails.Fish speciesRainbow TroutLargemouth BassSunfishChannel Catfish
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  • Nice cabins, nothing fancy, right on lake front (really a pond) with reasonable prices. Has cabins, can use tents, RV dry camping or services provided. 
  • My son and I decided to get out of the city for a night. So worth it. The Elk cabin had 2 full size beds and a set of bunk beds. It was clean and well equipped. Plenty of space. Stars in the sky. Bath...  read more »
  • Roper Lake is truly a hidden gem as far as State Parks of Arizona go. It has wonderful birding opportunities. You can fish. You can picnic. You can hike a trail. There is even a natural hot spring to ...  read more »
  • The lady host was very impatient and rude. As a turist I whish to be welcomed, not treated as a criminal. I arrived late night time, no one was at the gate so I went to check the camp site, 30 seconds after I parked to write down the info` on the envelop she arived and with a very unfriendly tone half yelling at me complained that I didn`t pay. I said I know I`m about to do it right now then she said she`d been watching me. Well, if you saw me why didn`t you talk to me at the gate instead of blaming me for sneaking into the park . I showed the money and the envelop and she said she can collect it, but she can`t give me the change and I shoud donate it. Who knows what would happend to that cash change at night given to such person... So who is the crooked one in the end ?
  • Drove to Roper from Phoenix to check it out prior to towing my trailer down only to discover there is a tunnel on 60 that is only 13' 6". My trailer is 13' 9'. Plus the 60 is under major construction and lanes are extremely narrow. Not to mention flag men holding up traffic. The lake is extremely clean and quiet. Sites are very large. If you have a large rig.
  • Nice place! Clean, quiet, picturesque. RV spots are level and spacious. Stayed 3 days, and would love to come back again. Loved the birds and wildlife we spotted while camped there.
  • Nice quiet lake with a great view of my graham in the background had fun swimming off the Sandy beach with the family at only 7 dollars for a day pass. Will definitely go back
  • Nice family campground, fishing sucks,nice beach for swimming and very nice cabins.
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