Safford, Arizona

Roper Lake State Park

Safford, Arizona



Safford, Arizona
Phone: (928) 428-6760

Sites: 58
Recent Rate: $25 5/2015

Latitude: 32.7583620382399
Longitude: -109.707498550415

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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43 Reviews

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Outwest63

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
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The State Park Rangers and volunteer staff are courteous and helpful. The sites are paved with 30 amp electrical and water. Some sites have shade. There are two loops with electric and water and one loop for groups and cabin camping. Az. Game and Fish stocks the lake on a regular basis, non-gas powered boating is authorized on the lake. A swimming area is located on a peninsula in the lake. If you like hot springs a community hot tub is available during the day and evenings. I will camp here again. Verizon wireless signal was good. No WiFi or cable. Dish satellite worked well. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The park is located approximately seven miles South of Safford, Az. and is close to shopping and restaurants.

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Meanderman

Review Count: 286
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
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An exceptional state park - large paved sites have shelters with table and fire rings and many back up to the lake. Facilities are extensive with community hot tub, swimming beach, boat launch, and fishing docks along with three camping loops. There are well-groomed trails throughout the park and bird watching is exceptional. Good Verizon cell and data, and clear views to the satellites. The volunteer staff was friendly and the visitor center has a nicely stocked gift shop. Our only complaint was that mosquitoes were abundant near the water and at night, and the speed bump on exiting is unnecessarily high. Otherwise, an excellent park. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Mt Graham, the highest mountain in Southern Arizona can be visited on the paved Swift Trail. Amazing views along the road with heavy forest and streams near the top. The Gila Box Riparian Area is worth a visit although the road is narrow and winding. One of the best Mexican restaurants we've been to is in the little town of Soloman, a few miles east of Safford.

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abqnm

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $25.00
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Nice sites, not crowded near a small lake. Phone service was good. Quiet. Walking trails between loops and around lake. Back in sites were wide and angled so easy to get in. Would come back. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Drove Hwy 366 in Coronado Forest, very scenic. Hairpins and switchbacks, wouldn't pull a trailer. Rugged mountain and forested scenery.

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wolf59a

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $25.00
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Very nice little park in a somewhat unexpected location. Our site (#14) was on the lake and well spaced from our neighbours (equally true for the vast majority of the sites in the park). The lake itself is not very large but will afford a nice, quick paddle. It is also stocked and fishermen are welcome. There is good hiking within and without the park, mostly desert floor and mesas. All utilities worked well and we had a strong Verizon signal; staff were very friendly and the ranger patrolled regularly. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Safford is only a few minutes away and offers all the basics, including a Safeway grocery store.

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TravelingAdams

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
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This is a really nice park. The campground is really lovely and well maintained. Birds and other wild life are around and are a lot of fun. Park is close to Safford downtown for shopping. There is fishing in the lake, I understand although we have not gone fishing there. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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mythmakr

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $26.00
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No sewer hookups at the sites, but we were intentionally close to the shower building. The showers were clean and free when we needed them. Our site had plenty of room for our slides, though we could not fully extend our awning. I am not sure if I could have gotten into the back in site if there had been someone in the spot directly across the lane from us. Thankfully there was no one there. In fact, the Sunday evening we arrived the place was virtually empty. The rangers and other folks working the park were friendly. We stayed a week and many campers stayed a night or two and left. The park is very clean and well kept. The day use area and lake had some people using them everyday, but it was not what I would call busy. We like it here and would return. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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marsingbob

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
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Nice park. Good separation between sites. Interesting walking paths and nicely landscaped and maintained. Like other Arizona state parks we have visited, this is a great place to stay. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Shezonit

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
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Stayed here one night. I paid and went to my assigned site. It had no trees, no view and was right next to the few RVs there. I drove through the loop and found 3 sites that were much better. I went back and asked for a change. The lady seemed surprised but gave me my first choice, an easy pull through with a view and privacy. I was bemused to see that a half hour later, she gave someone the site I had rejected. Wouldn't it be good customer service to know the sites and hand out the nicer ones first? Then I went to try the hot mineral pool, which was the reason I stayed here. It was occupied by a large family. There is a sign that says 15 minute limit, so I went to the dog park across the way and timed 20 minutes- they were still there. At 35 minutes, I walked over and asked if there was room for one more. Then they all got out, loaded in a car and left. OK, the much vaunted hot spring was all mine. Except it is not very hot. On further reading about this park,I saw that it is 98 degrees. So I'm sitting there in body temperature water, trying to figure out how this pool is self cleaning, as the water level was about a foot under the outflow. All those people? I start to notice a distinct odor of kerosene. I sniffed around and find it is coming from the inflow, which is a rather grubby looking PVC pipe. The inside of the pipe is black and green. I decided I would try this pool first thing in the morning instead. Next morning at 730, I eagerly went to the pool. Water was nice and clear and felt warmer, since it was early in the day. Ahhhh, except-- there was that smell again. There is definitely a kerosene odor in the pipe. I left well before my 15 minutes... I used the dump station, but I won't go back here. There are much nicer hot springs in Safford. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Roland Jordan

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
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A big surprise thanks to the "shut-down" of the USA government. For this reason we had to change travel plans and ended up in this state park instead of a national park. This park is very well maintained. Clean showers and restrooms. Also day use areas are very well kept. Very large sites. When you would look at our site (#40), you would think that we would be the only one in the area, but behind the trees the other sites are there. Still, this gives a very private feeling. Staff was very friendly. Next times we will definitely look more to state parks instead of national parks. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Outwest63

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
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Spent two nights here. Park was quiet with few campers which made the stay nice and quiet. Campground was clean. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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coffeeman1

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $23.00
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We stayed here several nights and had a nice level pull through. Showers/restrooms very clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. The lake is nice to walk around. Not too far into the Walmart or eating places. Being New Mexico, and in drought, vegetation is suffering but there is still quite a bit of green. The small hot spring tub was relaxing. Would return again. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $23.00
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The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is lack of sewer hookups. Dump station on site. Site #14 is quite private. Good birding here; many yellow headed blackbirds during our stay. Short drive in to Safford for all services. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Linsay

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $18.00
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Stayed just one night on our way west. Great restrooms although we didn't explore the area too much as we arrived late and left early the following day. Nice covered picnic tables by each site. Friendly check-in staff. The park was quiet this time of year, although they booked those campers that were there all in the same area. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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KDSpree

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $23.00
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Lovely park, lots of wildlife, no virgin mobile signal, facilities worked well, staff were very friendly and helpful. Sites were level and easy to get into. We would stay here again. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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trmwilliams

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $23.00
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Nice state park campground with pretty mountain views. We were in the Cottonwood loop which we booked due to reviews that stated that these sites were more spacious than the Hacienda loop sites. I would agree with this (we walked through the Hacienda loop) and also in Cottonwood, each site has a very nice shade structure with a picnic table. We were in sites 15 and 16 facing the lake and they were nice but next time I would opt for sites along the back side of the loop (1,3,5,7 or 9) as they were more private. Although 9 is next to a walking trail so although it's a huge site, the others would probably see less traffic. We found the campground easily accessible with our 40 foot rig and most of the sites I saw were fairly level. The hiking was nice and lots of space to cruise around on your bicycle. We would definitely return again. We camped at Roper Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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