Roper Lake State Park
|Roper Lake State Park|
|Arizona State Park|
view northeast–Gila Mountains at Safford
|Region||Madrean Sky Islands,
|- elevation||3,130 ft (954 m)|
|Area||338 acres (137 ha)|
|Management||Arizona State Parks|
|Location||Graham County, Arizona, USA|
|Primary inflows||hot spring|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||32 acres (13 ha)|
|Average depth||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Surface elevation||3,000 ft (910 m)|
Roper Lake State Park is a state park of Arizona, USA, surrounding 32-acre (130,000 m2) Roper Lake. The park is located off U.S. Route 191, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Safford, at the Gila River and Valley.
The land for the park, formerly a ranch, was purchased by the state in 1972 in order to construct a reservoir.
Roper Lake State Park includes a boat ramp, a natural stone hot tub, a beach for swimming, a picnic area, a campground, and cabins. The lake is stocked with bass and trout, and boats are limited to small electric motors. Hiking trails are available, and the park is an excellent place for birdwatching. This scenic park in southeast Arizona is in a beautiful location surrounded by the sky island Pinaleño Mountains range, including Mount Graham.
In another part of the park is Dankworth Pond, located about 3 miles (4.8 km) south. This 15-acre (61,000 m2) pond also offers fishing, a picnic area, and hiking trails.
- Arizona Fishin' Holes, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2007