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Roper Lake State Park

101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-428-6760
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First time camping here

We usually go to Catalina State Park, but after we bought a new camper decided to try a new area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oro Valley, Arizona
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Went to the lake for a business trip and I will be going back for leisure time next time...There... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“hot tub” (19 reviews)
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101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-428-6760
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually go to Catalina State Park, but after we bought a new camper decided to try a new area. Several of our friends suggested this state park. Made our reservations easily over their website. When we arrived we found they were all ready for...More

Thank SharonLDRN
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went to the lake for a business trip and I will be going back for leisure time next time...There are cabins near the lake front that seem to be a great place to stay... There are Rv spaces to stay at. A hot tub and...More

Thank antonioj93
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Simply stated, this is a wonderful stop. It is everything you want is a peaceful environment. We stayed here for 14 days in Bass Cabin (it is perhaps the best location along with the other two cabins on the water front). All cabins are nice....More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Not much to work with but that didn't stop some very hard working folks from creating a cute little recreation area out of a bunch of rock and a bit of water. This artificial lake has been created in a desert and now supports fish,...More

3  Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I wish we could just write reviews, sans stars. Is this place Saguaro National Park, to which I also gave 5 stars? No. This is a place for those seeking some peace and quiet, and who know how to entertain themselves. But here's what it...More

5  Thank TommyBear
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank hereford
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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!

1  Thank TreatsAz
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

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 addicted to...More

2  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Roper one night in our trailer with our dog on our way from Mesa AZ to San Antonio TX. Our site in the Cottonwood Campground was a back-in site with electrical and water hookups; and provided a bit more buffer and privacy...More

Thank Fran D
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice cabins, nothing fancy, right on lake front (really a pond) with reasonable prices. Has cabins, can use tents, RV dry camping or services provided.

Thank Kimau1
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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
15 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
8 January 2017|
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Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
The natural hot spring can be accessed year round. A "hot tube" has been constructed in the park for visitors to enjoy the spring water. A park entry fee is required.