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Roper Lake State Park, Safford

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  • The campground is nice and broken up into three loops. All the sites are level and well maintained. We stayed in the Cottonwood Loop which, in addition to the fire pit had a ramada as well. As is comm...  more »
  • Very nice place to stay, clean, quite, very accommodating. Very 1st class and well maintained, room for Big Rigs, level pads. We stayed 3 days in AZ winter, summer got's to be great. Real nice small l...  more »
  • We love this park and were there in 2014 and decided to end the year 2017 there. Good friends also brought their camper, their first time there and loved it. Clean, friendly, wonderful sites, and a pl...  more »
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  • Nice park, plenty of things to do... Fishing, boating, bird watching, swimming and hiking. We saw an amazing number of birds and the views of mt. Graham we're great! The tent sites we're a little bare, but totally adequate. If you have kids, be sure to stop by the visitors center and ask about the junior ranger program.
  • The first thing we went to when arriving at the park was the hot spring. It was my first experience with a hot spring. The water was warmer then expected. We went on the hike near the spring. There are some pretty views of the lake and the mountain. We were able to do the hike easily with our 7 and 5 year old kids.
  • We returned to Roper Lake for our "In-between Christmas & New Year" break. We love this place. Room for our big rig, sites are well laid out, it is truly quiet at night and you are surrounded by a nature wonderland! The hiking trails can be as easy or as difficult as you want and the staff is superb. Wildlife viewing is tops and there is so much to do around Safford as well. We had friends stay in the Camping Cabins--loved it. I think this is another "crowning jewel" in the Arizona State Parks system. Kudos to all who make our parks the best ever!!
  • First time renting a cabin in the Arizona State park system. Like all the other Arizona State parks I've been to this place is clean. The staff is helpful and friendly. The family and I had a great time here.
  • I would love to give this place 5 stars and we love this place but the ranger at the front gave us such a hard time getting in .See my parents arrived before us in their camper and reserved a cabin for my husband and I online. When my parents arrived the front to check in wasn't open, so my mom asked somebody cleaning when someone would be at the entrance, after talking with my mom the person cleaning gave my mom the access code to the cabin. When my husband and I arrived a few hours later and wanted to pay for whatever fee there was the lady couldn't wrap her head around my parents already there without her knowledge and asked my mom's name 3 different times, not because she didn't hear me but to tell me no one by that name was in the park. Also that she shouldn't be in the cabin because she has a camper, I wasn't going to argue. So I just had my mom come up in her bathing suit to confirm she was there and that it was our cabin. All in all the lake is super fun also you can bring floaties and stuff to grill. In the morning I walked to the hot spring and took a dip which was beautiful and calming. They have clean bathrooms and showers which have seats in them. And as long as you have a licence you can fish. One more thing there are racoons there that yes are cute, but please do not feed them. The people next to us did not heed our warning and the next thing you know it stole a box of sorts off their table which they were they not happy about. But then took us more seriously. That's not the only thing, they are wild animals that COULD bite so keep your distance and throw all trash away, and bring food and coolers inside. Also I saw alot off cigarette butts around I mean come on people treat nature with respect also cigarette butts are considered trash so don't litter, I wish you weren't allowed to smoke (cigarettes) here.
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