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Roper Lake State Park

Opens in 26 min: 06:00 - 22:00
Open today: 06:00 - 22:00
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1st Time at Roper Lake!

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cabins. It was really cute! We loved the lake and had a great... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Sherri M
Great park

I highly recommend this park. We have stayed in the cabins here before. The lake is nice. They are... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Mark B
East Palestine, Ohio
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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 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!

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.

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

2  Thank MI_Vixen
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

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...

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.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice campground that is clean and well kept up. We stay in the winter so I imagine the summer is hopping here with the lake. Nice little natural hot tub that you can enjoy. Plenty of trails to walk and if you want more,...More

1  Thank Keeperthe
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 common with state parks, at least in...More

Thank Robvangils
Reviewed 17 January 2018

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 lake.

Thank _tstonelawdog
Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 plethora of flora and fauna with dark night skies...More

Thank newriverites
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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