We are newer to RV camping but really liked this campground. Fairly busy, Easter weekend, but didn’t seem like we were on top of each other.
My husband, myself and our 2 small dogs live in Tucson, AZ. We recently acquired a roof top tent and we’ve been trying out various campgrounds across the Southwest.
Water recreation areas in AZ are sparse, so this place holds a certain appeal. The facilities are nice and clean but if you’re not careful you could end up with only a view of your neighbors. We didn’t stay at the tent cabins, but they also looked nice. I’d come back to stay in the cabins with a group of friends or as a one night stop on the way somewhere else. It’s a great place to stop, swim, shower and hit the road for another adventure. When you haven’t seen a shower in days, they are so beckoning.
Pros: larger sites and further spaced out then your typical RV park. Several sites include a covered picnic table(most in the Gila Loop do not). All sites have water, a fire pit and a table. Also- fishing! $20 a night for non-electric site is a good price since you can take free hot showers in the park. Cell phone service (T-Mobile) and WiFi).
Cons: Most sites don’t have much of a view. Very few trees. Only a few sites are suited for tent camping. Busy park, expect to see a lot of other campers. Hot tub is permanently closed.
Thus park is nice if you like fishing or floating in the lake. The. Camping spaces are really close together and most hold could hold a 10x10 tent.. Some look like they couldn't hold a tent at all..but its still nice.. Close to town in case you forgot anything.. We had space 44. Big plus is WiFi and out phones get data and phone service no problem
Loved it.Great family friendly camping! Very clean and well kept park, beach swimming area is very large and never felt crowded by people! Plenty of shaded picnic areas, campsites big, and on site bathrooms very clean and showers have hot water and great water pressure! Only downfall was the hot springs was closed, but not necessary when campinge in Arizona!
If you like fishing you mihght be a bit disappointed. you could see a ton of fish around the dock, but sadly none of them were biting or we just didn't have the right kind of bait.We don't come here too often because you have to pay each time you come unless you get a pass. But it's a fun place to swim and fish and be by some water when it's ridiculously hot.
Loved the pool and cabins even though we have a camper
Great sites. Great atmosphere. Only down was bathroom had no hot water and springs were down. But still had a great time.
This is a VERY easy campground to get to. It's all paved and the sites are easily accessible. We got a site on the end of a loop so we had a little privacy but overall the spaces are kind of close together so plan to hear your neighbors. You can get campsites within 100 feet of the water's edge (and they have cabins for rent too). The pits were well kept and had the built in BBQ grate.
The bathrooms were clean and had hot showers. There was a nice loop around the lake you could walk/hike or in our case ride with the bikes. We didn't try fishing but there were a lot of people fishing from the pier. I don't think you can do much shoreline fishing just because of the grass/weeds.
They have a visitor center/gift shop that you should check out. it sounds like they do special activities occasionally also.
The are had very active raccoon presence so be sure to lock up your goodies when you aren't in camp.
Roper lake state park is a beautifully well kept state park. It's $20 a night for tent camping, $30 a night for full RV hookups. (which is kinda high for this area and amenities offered).
This is my local state park so I visit almost every weekend and kayak the lake. There is a lot of fishing, swimming, and hiking available. There are also some really nice cabins available to rent!
The camp sights are a small size but offer some privacy from other sites. There are fire rings in every site, as well as a Covered pick-nick tables!!!
They also offer some full hookup sites, as well as sewage dump and potable water.
There is a group sized hot tub available for public use that is filled with natural hot springs water as well as a swimming beach and day use area.
great visit. even though it was semi crowded and the sites are close together, people were quiet. way hot during the summer, but you can swim in the lake. fair warning: dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach, which was kind of a bummer. campground though has been great!
We love Roper Lake. Great sites with full hook ups, no sewer. Group camping and tent camping available. Hot springs hot tub. Great hiking. Very busy in the winter months and during holidays. Early reservations required.
Two night stay. Visited Mt Graham, picnicked and hiked. Enjoyed the hot springs hot tub in the campground. Clean, beautiful and friendly staff