After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are inviting and invigorating. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham. Roper Lake is stocked with Largemouth bass and Rainbow trout; it’s a great place for kids to catch their first fish. Boats are limited to small electric motors, creating ideal conditions for a sail board or a canoe. Enjoy five miles of trails in the park.
Three miles south of the park is sub-unit Dankworth Pond. . Dankworth Pond is a relaxing, peaceful haven where you can enjoy excellent birdwatching and the stillness of nature. You may even glimpse Gamble’s quail or heron. Dankworth Pond entrance fee is $10 per vehicle. This is paid through self-registration and therefore exact cash is required.
Roper Lake has 30 lake surface acres, a boat ramp, natural stone hot tub, a swimming beach, a day use island with picnic tables and grills, camping cabins, and campgrounds. Reservations are available for camping cabins and select campsites.
Seasons Open: Year Round
Membership: No Information Available.
Creatid Cards Accepted:
Big Rigs Welcome
Grill at Site
Over 35 Ft
Swimming Lake/Stream etc.
Take Highway 366 nearly all the way to the top of Mt. Graham. This scenic drive offers spectacular scenery from the desert floor to a lush green mountain forest. Several recreational opportunities exist along the way, including hiking, camping, and fishing. The summit of Mt Graham is 10,717 feet. (928) 428-4150.
Riggs Flat Lake
At 8,600 feet in the Pinaleno Mountains. This 11 acre lake lake offers a campground and fishing opportunities. Trailers over 22 feet are not allowed. The campground is open from May through November 15, weather permitting. (928) 428-4150.
Gila Box Riparian Natural Conservation Area
This area offers camping, picnicking, touring, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, and floating the river. (928) 348-4400.
Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area
This area offers fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife observation and photography, and limited camping. The site includes a picnic area, three fishing areas and trails. (928) 485-9430.
Black Hills Back Country Byway
The Byway is unpaved, but accessible to high clearance vehicles during dry weather. It is 21 miles long with narrow drop-offs and steep cliffs, limited to vehicles under 20 feet in length. Kiosks along the way will explain about the natural and cultural history, geology, and wildlife in the area. (520) 348-4400.
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area
Arivaipa Canyon is a deep wilderness gorge of outstanding natural beauty. It is 11 miles from one trail-head to the other. The canyon is closed to motorized vehicles and equipment. A permit and fee is required in advance to enter the canyon. (928) 348-4400.
Hot Well Dunes
OHV sand dune recreation area. Also includes fenced in concrete hot-tubs fed by Artesian mineral springs. (928) 348-4400.
Discovery Park: Nature's Hideaway
This nature hideaway offers specially designed viewing areas to watch wildlife and trails to walk through different habitats. Gov Aker observatory is also located at the park and offers a full motion flight simulator on a ride through the solar system. The observatory houses a 20 inch reflecting telescope and a 0.5 meter radio telescope. (928) 428-6260.
Mt. Graham International Observatory
Discovery Park conducts tours of the telescope at the Mt. Graham International Observatory. Tours run every Saturday through late fall, weather permitting. (928) 428-6260.
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