Roper Lake State Park
State Forester Issues Stage II Fire Restrictions
The Arizona State Forester has issued the following Fire Restrictions for all Arizona State Parks:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including
fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites is prohibited. Exemptions include persons using
a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices
can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within 3 feet of the device.
- Smoking is prohibited unless it is within an enclosed vehicle or building.
- Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal
laws and regulations is prohibited. The exemption to this is that the discharging of firearms is
allowed on agency designated shooting ranges.
- The discharging or using of any kind of fireworks and incendiary devices is prohibited.
- The following mechanical and industrial activities are prohibited:
o Operating any internal combustion engine.
o Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
o Using an explosive.
Fire restrictions remain in effect at this park until further notice. Read Complete Release
Dankworth Pond Is Currently Closed
Due to construction, Dankworth Pond is currently closed to the public. Please check back here for updates as to when Dankworth Pond will re-open. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
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 and nearby Dankworth Pond. Take advantage of excellent birdwatching and glimpse Gamble’s quail and heron. The park’s camping cabins offer an easy, fun camping experience.
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.
- Alamo Lake
- 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