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Roper Lake State Park, Safford

(3.9/5 based on 70+ 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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  • Lovely spot for easy birding in January. Lots of parking. Admission fee to enter. Restrooms and camping options. Looks like swimming is possible in the summer! 
  • Scenic sites plus boating/swimming/fishing in the lake. Excellent birding, hiking trail & hot tub. Play games on the island or grill. Be advised though - swarms of mosquitoes may keep you confined! 
  • My husband got a pop up trailer that he wanted to try out camping with our dogs, a chuweeni and a lab mixed with pit bull. The dogs love people but not use to other dogs. I am a city girl who is addic...  more »
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  • Beautiful area and peaceful campground to spend a long weekend at. Spaces are ample with a lot of space around them. Well paved; great for morning walks. Restrooms are very clean with modern fixtures. Sunsets are wonderful over Mt. Graham, which is the backdrop of the scenery. Mid February was chilly but being hooked up you'll be cozy. Great for bird enthusiasts too as it's a sanctuary.
  • 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 ?
  • 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.
  • Decent. Parking rules are absurd.
  • 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.