Roper Lake State Park - Dankworth Village, Arizona

March 2019

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.

Roper Lake State Park - Camping & RV Sites

Site reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (877) MY-PARKS. You can call seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. You may also reserve campsites online. 
Important note: At this park, the entrance gate is closed nightly at 10 p.m.
Hacienda Campground: 20 sites with water and electric (20/30 amp). Each site includes fire rings and picnic tables. Hacienda campground has a bathroom with hot showers near the entrance of the campground. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are a mix of pull-through and back-in sites.
Cottonwood Campground:  25 sites with water and electric hookup sites (20/30/50 amp). Each site includes fire rings, picnic tables, and a small shade Ramada. Cottonwood campground has a bathroom with hot showers. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are back-in only.
Gila Campground: The Gila campground offers eight cabins, five non-electric sites, and a 14 site group camp area. All non-electric sites include fire rings and picnic tables. Water is available at most sites.
There will be an additional per night fee for second vehicles. The fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. The fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.
Check-in time is 2 p.m. Arriving earlier than 2 p.m. does not guarantee the sites’ availability. Check out time is 12 noon on the scheduled departure date.

Dankworth Village

Take a trip back in time and see how the Mogollon people became successful farmers in the southeastern Arizona, the Paleo-Indian (Clovis culture) hunters use stone-tipped spears and Cochise people hunt and gather throughout the year.