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8 Reasons to Visit Roper Lake State Park

Cheyenne Reed

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Roper Lake is located near Safford, Arizona, and the Gila River. Here are 8 reasons why you really need to give it a visit.

1) Roper Lake State Park is the Home of the Gorgeous Roper Lake

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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

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Flickr User kasiahalka

They stock largemouth bass and rainbow trout, so it’s pretty likely you’ll catch something.

3) It’s a Good Place for First-Time Fishers!

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And, if you’ve got a canoe, a sailboard, 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

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Flickr User Dave Kawabata

You’ve got plenty of room if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.

5) They’ve Got Five Miles Worth of Hiking Trails

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Why not see all the views the park has to offer? With 5 miles of hiking trails, you can take in the sights and exercise too.

6) It’s Not Just for Boating, You Can Swim Too

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Flickr User elcoyote

Definitely make use of the grills and picnic areas, too. Make a reservation if you’d like to camp there overnight.

7) You Can’t Miss the Natural Hot Springs!

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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 3 Miles North of Dankworth Pond 

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Flickr User bruce_fulton

It recently underwent a three-year renovation, and it’s a great place to bird watch or enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

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