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!

Cottonwood Campground: April 22 - August 12 (Cottonwood shower closed)
Gila Campground: June 3 - October 24


The Roper Lake hot tub is permanently closed.


Roper Lake State Park invites all watercraft users to enjoy this gorgeous Southern Arizona lake, but we ask that you do so responsibly. That means ensuring that your watercraft meets all of the state's regulations for motorized and non-motorized watercrafts.

Please note, gas motors are not allowed to be operated on the lake. 

Please call the park at 928-428-6760 for details about kayak rentals.


Roper Lake State Park has one boat ramp with boat trailer parking located on the east side of the lake. Visitors take E. Roper Lake Road into the park, and then after passing the Ranger Station/Park Store turn east at the turnoff.

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Non-motorized boats may launch at the boat ramp.

A woman kayaks away from the dock at Roper Lake State Park

Check out these awesome boating safety tips before your trip and don’t forget to register your watercraft with the Arizona Game and Fish department.

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