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Roper Lake Locator Map

Elevation 3,130 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 428-6760
Roper Lake SP
101 E. Roper Lake Road
Safford, AZ 85546


Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Cabins Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 6 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4237#


Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $18
Electric site: $28
Cabin Rental: $65-$70

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

Friends of Roper Lake State Park

Friends of Roper Lake State Park, a support organization

Reserve your spot (campground RV or tent site or a camping cabin) from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations More Site reservations for this park are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the summer at both Roper Lake and Dankworth Ponds, visit our Volunteer page for more information.

For updated water levels, please click HERE.

Photograph of Roper Lake State Park
On May 11, Erika Miranda of Morenci, AZ caught a 1.2 pound Red-Eared Sunfish while fishing at Roper Lake SP. Congratulations Erika!

After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are inviting and invigorating. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham. Roper Lake is stocked with Largemouth bass and Rainbow trout; it’s a great place for kids to catch their first fish. Boats are limited to small electric motors, creating ideal conditions for a sail board or a canoe. Enjoy five miles of trails in the park.

Three miles south of the park is sub-unit Dankworth Pond. . Dankworth Pond is a relaxing, peaceful haven where you can enjoy excellent birdwatching and the stillness of nature. You may even glimpse Gamble’s quail or heron. Dankworth Pond entrance fee is $7 per vehicle. This is paid through self-registration and therefore exact cash is required.

Roper Lake has 30 lake surface acres, a boat ramp, natural stone hot tub, a swimming beach, a day use island with picnic tables and grills, camping cabins, and campgrounds. Reservations are available for camping cabins and select campsites.

Learn about Camping Site Reservations (Reservations) or Camping Cabin Reservations (Reservations)

Dankworth Pond Has Re-Opened

Dankworth Pond, which underwent a 3 year renovation, is located 3 miles south of Roper Lake SP.

Project Timeline
• Pond Draining / Drying of Cattails, Summer 2011
• Burning of Cattails, October 2011
• Removal of Cattail Rootballs, December 2011
• Reshape pond, January/February 2012
• Refill pond, Summer/Fall/ Winter 2012
• Pond full, February 2013
• Restock Blue Gill & Catfish, Spring 2013
• Re-opening Preparation: Site clean up; rehab of restroom building; placement of new picnic tables, benches, trash cans, and trail work
• Soft Opening, July 2013
• Grand Re-Opening Event, December 2013

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