Roper Lake State Park
|Roper Lake State Park|
view northeast– Gila Mountains at Safford
Madrean Sky Islands,|
Pinaleño Mountains, Arizona, United States
Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||338 acres (137 ha)|
|Elevation||3,130 ft (950 m)|
|Governing body||Arizona State Parks|
|Location||Graham County, Arizona, United States|
|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)|
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 beach for swimming, a picnic area, a campground, cabins, and a hot spring. The lake is stocked with bass and trout, and boats are limited to small electric motors. Hiking trails are available, and the park is a 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.
- Information and Education Division (2007), Arizona Fishin' Holes, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Game and Fish Department