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Roper Lake State Park

Open Now: 06:00 - 22:00
Open today: 06:00 - 22:00
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Another relaxing and quiet stay at Roper Lake . . . but . . .

As always, we rented a cabin for two nights and got to spend three days at Roper Lake State Park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donald L
Tucson, Arizona

Stayed here 4 nights w/water and electric RV hook up. Hot springs hot tub broken but everything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This 400-acre park has five miles of hiking trails and plenty of water for boating, swimming and fishing. There are also campsites and cabins for rent. Roper Lake is located approximately 6 miles south of Safford and consists of a 32-acre lake.
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101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-428-6760
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always, we rented a cabin for two nights and got to spend three days at Roper Lake State Park. We usually eat a light breakfast and head out to do some fishing. We usually try Roper Lake the first day and if our luck...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donald L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights w/water and electric RV hook up. Hot springs hot tub broken but everything else was lovely. Clean unheated bath house. Large parking spots, fire ring and grill, shaded picnic table. Cabins are lovely as well; several day use areas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peglova
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This was our first time here and liked the paved and expansive sites. We had our own covered sun/rain shelter and view of the lake. Walking trails were nearby so plenty of light hiking. Safford also has cooler temperatures than western Arizona which was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sch21
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I haven't stayed in the cabins but it's on my list of things to do. Very peaceful place. Trails and fishing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Statia
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cabins. It was really cute! We loved the lake and had a great time swimming. It was a great weekend getaway and we will be back!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this park. We have stayed in the cabins here before. The lake is nice. They are pet friendly. The bath house is close. The natural hot springs is nice. Great place to fish. And bring your mountain bike.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Had planned on spending the day here fishing. BUT, the cost of a non-resident license stopped that. Still wanted to see what it was all about. The $10.00 fee was reasonable for what this park had to offer. Swimming/covered picnic area was very nice. Little...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank MI_Vixon
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We like this spot! While Patagonia Lake is closer to us, we enjoy this lake for different reasons. It’s quiet, bicycling is easy for little ones as traffic is minimal, hot tub is great! However, watch the bees that visit garbage near by. They’re attracted...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Schristian16
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very nice lake with cabins you can rent year round and enjoy the day fishing, hiking, or just grilling. $10 gets you a day pass and make sure you have your state fishing license... Beware of the mountain lions...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Monica M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We live in Tucson and this makes an easy getaway for us. The sites are well maintained and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter W
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Belinda C
23 March 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is not a very large lake but a kayak would be fun.
Krystal H
17 May 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
There are many locations that would be suitable to me. My guess is that you would be best to be close to the restrooms / shower near the center section (second driveway) and then anything IMMEDIATELY to the left (it could... More
Amy N
14 March 2017|
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Amy, Thank you for your question. Roper Lake is a beautiful place to enjoy the water. The cost to enter the park for the day is $7 per carload of up-to four people. There are restrooms, but no food available, so you might... More