Roper Lake State Park

Visit Roper Lake State Park, located near Safford in southern Arizona, for fishing largemouth bass and rainbow trout, stay for camping, plus enjoy a natural hot spring.

A lake stocked with largemouth bass and rainbow trout? Camping? Yes, please! Replete with natural wonder, Roper Lake State Park near Safford is an obvious choice for your next camping trip.

History & Nature

Roper Lake State Park
Roper Lake State Park, credit An Pham

Enjoy five miles of nature trails that wind through desert landscapes and lead to stunning mountain views. You can also take a three-mile hike or walk to Dankworth Pond, which offers a picnic site and recreated American Indian village. If you keep your eyes open, you may be able to spot a Gambles’ quail or heron.

Things To Do

With fishing piers, a swimming beach, and opportunities for bird watching, there’s no shortage of things to do.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

The park's surrounding land is the perfect place to camp under the stars or in a comfortable camping cabin.

Hours & Pricing

Open daily, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

* Please verify hours on the website.

Park Entrance Fees:

  • Per Vehicle (1 – 4 Adults): $10/day
  • Individual/Bicycle: $3/day

For More Information

Roper Lake State Park
101 E. Roper Lake Road
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 428-6760

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