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Roper Lake State Park

101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-428-6760
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Pleasant surprise in the middle of the desert

Had planned on spending the day here fishing. BUT, the cost of a non-resident license stopped that... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
MI_Vixen
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Detroit, Michigan
Second Visit, not out Last!

We like this spot! While Patagonia Lake is closer to us, we enjoy this lake for different reasons... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Schristian16
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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101 East Roper Lake Road, Safford, AZ 85546
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+1 928-428-6760
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Reviewed April 26, 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

Thank MI_Vixen
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Reviewed March 12, 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
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Reviewed March 8, 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
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Reviewed March 6, 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
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Reviewed February 9, 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

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Reviewed February 5, 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

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Reviewed January 17, 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.

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Reviewed January 5, 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

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I fish here almost every weekend, I love it. Very little boat usage so no issues with crowding, easy launch as well. Fishing can be spotty, good bass with flipping, perch and crappie also good. Trout to be had in the winter months. That said,...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I rented a camping cabin for the first time and spent the night. We arrived after dark and it was already quiet. This surprised me since all the camping spots are so close together. The camping cabin was clean and cozy. I got up early...More

2  Thank Deborah M
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Belinda C
March 23, 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.
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Krystal H
May 17, 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
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Amy N
March 14, 2017|
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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
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