Roper Lake State Park is a state park of Arizona, surrounding 32-acre Roper Lake. The park is located off U.S. Route 191, 5 miles 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 a place for birdwatching. This scenic park in southeast Arizona is in a beautiful location surrounded by the sky islandPinaleño Mountains range, including Mount Graham.