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Roper Lake State Park

  • Great camping spots at Roper Lake
  • Bird watching at Roper Lake State Park
  • Roper Lake State Park in Arizona


  • Fishing, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities make Roper Lake a great place to visit.
  • The lake is located near Safford and surrounded by the Pinaleno Mountains.
  • Spring and fall seasons are ideal times to take advantage of this area.

Roper Lake State Park



Roper Lake is situated on former ranch land purchased by the State of Arizona in 1972 for construction of a reservoir. The lake offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, camping, hiking and birdwatching. There is also a natural stone hot tub and a beach for swimming. Roper Lake sits at an elevation of 3,100 feet and is surrounded by the Pinaleno Mountains. Spring and fall are the best times to visit as summer temperatures are quite hot.
Five miles of hiking trails can be found in the area. The Island Day Use Area has picnic facilities with ramadas and a large lawn area. There are several campgrounds, some with electric hookups. In addition, Roper Lake is on the Pacific Flyway used by many migrating bird species. Dankworth Pond, about 3 miles to the south, is a great birdwatching area. Another nice treat is the stone-lined mineral hot springs where visitors can soak in the 97-degree water. 
Day use entry fees are $7 per vehicle or $3 per individual. Campsites are $15 or $25 with electrical hookups. 

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Call 928-428-6760
Come visit us! 101 E Roper Lake Rd, Safford, AZ - 85546,US

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