Construction at Roper Lake State Park will be taking place in the following campgrounds. See our camping page for details.
Please be prepared for construction-related traffic, increased noise levels, and limited access to the campground showers/restrooms during this time. Thank you for your patience as we work to make Roper Lake State Park an even better destination for campers!
Hacienda Campground: February 5 - June 27
Partial Trail Closure near East Mesa Day Use Area: February 28 - March 7
Cottonwood Campground: April 22 - June 27
Gila Campground: June 3 - October 24
The Roper Lake hot tub is permanently closed.
RV and Tent Camping
Lakeside campgrounds at Roper Lake
Enjoy a lakeside experience with views of Mt. Graham towering in the background of this Safford, AZ area campground!
Campsite reservations are available online or by calling our campground experts at the Arizona State Parks Reservations Desk (877) MY-PARKS. We're available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arizona time.
Important Note: At this park, the entrance gate is closed nightly at 9 p.m.
⚠️ Construction advisory: Please be aware that construction will be taking place in the campgrounds during intermittent periods in certain areas of the park. Information on dates and specific campgrounds affected is below. Be prepared for construction-related traffic, closures, increased noise levels, and possible limited access to the campground showers during this time. Thank you for your patience as we work to make Roper Lake State Park an even better destination for campers!
Hacienda Campground: 20 sites with water and electric (20/30 amp). Each site includes fire rings and picnic tables. Hacienda campground has a bathroom with hot showers near the entrance of the campground. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are a mix of pull-through and back-in sites.
Note: construction will occur in the Hacienda Campground from February 5 through June 27, 2024. The shower facility remodel in this campground is expected to be complete in late April. Until that time, shower access will be limited during construction periods and visitors are encouraged to shower at their campsite when possible.
Cottonwood Campground: 25 sites with water and electric hookup sites (20/30/50 amp). Each site includes fire rings, picnic tables, and a small shade Ramada. Cottonwood campground has a bathroom with hot showers. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are back-in only.
Note: construction will occur in the Cottonwood campground from April 22 through June 27, 2024. Construction will be focused on upgrading the shower facility. During this time, shower access will be limited during construction periods and visitors are encouraged to shower at their campsite when possible.
Gila Campground: The Gila campground offers eight cabins, five non-electric sites, and a 14 site group camp area. All non-electric sites include fire rings and picnic tables. Water is available at most sites.
Note: construction will occur in the Gila campground from June 3 through October 24, 2024. Improvements include trenching in the group site area and a new building construction. Please excuse our dust and noise during construction periods.
There is a per-night fee for second vehicles. The fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. The fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle (RV) when the RV remains at the site and the other is used for transportation.
Check-in time is 2 p.m. Arriving earlier than 2 p.m. does not guarantee the sites’ availability. Check-out time is 12 noon on the scheduled departure date.
Campers arriving before 12 noon on the day of arrival will be charged the park entrance fee.
To learn more about camping and recreation opportunities in your Arizona State Parks, see this comprehensive guide to camping in Arizona.
For cancelation policy, see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions