Due to low water levels, swimming is not allowed at this time. Please see our swimming page for more information.
The Roper Lake hot tub is permanently closed.
Activities for kids
Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Roper Lake State Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!
Boating Safety Coloring Book
Free "I Love To Go Boating!" Coloring Book: Kids will have a blast coloring in these fun pictures that highlight important boating safety concepts! Written by Mia LaBarbara, Arizona State Parks Interpretive Education Planner, with illustrations by Jennifer Wood. Produced in cooperation with Arizona Game & Fish
Download 16-Page Coloring Book
Suggested ages for this activity: Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Activity Sheet Summary
Rocky Ringtail's Wordsearch: Just like the animals that are well-hidden in their habitat, animals are also hiding in Rocky’s word search puzzle. Find the animals listed below. Circle them as you find them and check them off the list. After you’ve found as many as you can, count them up and find out how you scored!
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.
Show a kid a great time fishing, and you will have a fishing buddy for life! Roper Lake has various fishing opportunities available for children (and parents) that would like to try their hand at the local bass, trout, catfish, or bluegill populations. See this informative resource before your trip to ensure success at this beautiful southern Arizona fishing destination.