BOATING UPDATE 5-11: Please be aware that the boat ramp at Roper Lake State Park will be closed for public use on May 30, 2015 between the hours of 5 pm and 8 pm. Please plan your trip accordingly.
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.
The stocking season for Rainbow Trout has begun at both Roper Lake and Dankworth Pond State Parks.
The Arizona Game & Fish Department started the stocking of Rainbow Trout this week. The stockings will last throughout the winter months until April. Come out and enjoy the winter fishing season at Roper Lake State Park and Dankworth Pond.
Volunteers are needed for the summer at both Roper Lake and Dankworth Ponds, visit our Volunteer page for more information.
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.
Dankworth Pond Has Re-Opened
Dankworth Pond, which underwent a 3 year renovation, is located 3 miles south of Roper Lake SP.
• 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
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- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge