Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
#1 Roper Lake State Park is the home of gorgeous Roper Lake.
Okay, so this one is sort of obvious, but we needed an excuse to show you this beautiful picture.
#2 Roper Lake is a pretty great spot for fishing.
They stock largemouth bass and rainbow trout, so it’s pretty likely you’ll catch something.
#3 Because of all the fish, it’s a good place to take kids or first-time fishers!
And, if you’ve got a canoe, a sail board, or a boat with a small electric motor, you can enjoy more of the lake than just the shore.
#4 There are about 30 thirty acres of lake surface.
You’ve got plenty of room if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.
#5 They’ve got five miles worth of hiking trials.
Why not see all the views the park has to offer?
#6 When you’re tired of being on the water, head back to the shore to enjoy the swimming beach.
Definitely make use of the grills and picnic areas, too. Make a reservation if you’d like to camp there overnight.
#7 You can’s miss the natural hot springs!
The hot water that flows into this natural stone hot tub is sure to help you recover after hiking those five miles of trails.
#8 Roper Lake is only three miles north of Dankworth Pond.
It recently underwent a three year renovation, and it’s a great place to bird watch or enjoy the peacefulness of nature.