Roper Lake State Park
Rainbow Trout Stocked
Both Dankworth Pond and Roper Lake SP will be stocked with Rainbow Trout until April 2014. Please remember Dankworth Pond entrance fee is $7 per vehicle. This is paid through self-registration and therefore exact cash is required.
Roper Lake Now Offers 24/7 Online Campground & Camping Cabin Reservations!
Reserve your spot (campground RV or tent site or a camping cabin) from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations 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.
December 14, 2013: Dankworth Pond Grand Re-Opening Event
Celebration is from 11:30 am – 2 pm. Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Dankworth Pond which has undergone a major renovation! Dankworth Pond is located 3 miles south of Roper Lake SP.
11:45 am: Project Recognition/Ribbon Cutting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Fishing Clinic, Archery 101, Jr. Ranger Program, Food Vendor: Dog on Cart
• 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
10 am. Moderate 1.5 mile hike. Participants should meet at the hot tub parking lot. Hike around Roper Lake and along the Mariah Mesa Trail. Rangers will discuss the history of the park, wildlife, plants and everything Roper Lake has to offer. Pets are welcome on this hike. Participants should bring water, snacks, cameras and binoculars. Read about other park's First Day Hikes
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.
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