Safford, AZ 85546
- A few miles south of Safford off Hwy 191
- Historical Site,
- 3,130 feet feet
DescriptionAfter a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake are not only inviting, they're invigorating. Roper Lake State Park features desert vegetation, a peaceful lake and a view of Mount Graham, just a few miles away.
There are two different sections to the park. The main unit is named Roper Lake. The Dankworth Pond unit is three miles south. Roper Lake is 30 acres and has a boat ramp, natural stone hot tub, swimming beach, a day use island and campsites. Roper Lake is stocked and boats are limited to only small electric motors.
Dankworth Pond is 15 lake surface acres and was once a fish hatchery for rearing catfish. It has picnic ramadas, an Indian Village and a playground available.
Five miles of trails throughout the park let you stretch your muscles and view the wildlife.
The park is located off U.S. Route 191, six miles south of Safford. Dankworth Pond is located three miles south of Roper Lake.