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Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park

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Roper Lake offers three different campgrounds for lakeside camping. 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.

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Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park is located in Arizona

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Address

101 East Roper Lake Road
Safford, AZ 85546

Coordinates

32.7560285747263 N
109.708154172932 W

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  • Cabins

Features

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  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Fires

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  • Water Hookups

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RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2022

Father and Son Getaway

For starters the staff here is very friendly. The facilities are immaculately clean. I mean the cleanest campground restrooms I’ve ever seen. We stayed in a cabin and it was nice and quiet. We will definitely stay here again.

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  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Ryan R., November 21, 2022
  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Ryan R., November 21, 2022
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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2021

Clean, quiet, comfortable

We visited in November, so temperatures ranged from the 80s during the day down to the 40s in the night. The campsites were very clean and well-maintained, and at the time we visited, the campground was very quiet. Waking up early to watch waterfowl on the lake at sunrise is going to be one of my most memorable camping experiences.

They had some minor plumbing problems related to other people flushing improper things down toilets, so nothing I'd fault the campground itself for. There was internet access, although I didn't use it very much.

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  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Colby F., November 19, 2021
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Lisa S.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2020

Great in December

Camped for a week over Christmas 2020 and really enjoyed the serenity in the “non-hook up” loop? Tables, fire rings and grills, and water all available. Site 46 is on the lake which hosts a variety of water fowl. The sites are large with plenty of screening for privacy. I would not stay in the hook up loops which are more typical Arizona State Park Campgrounds offering no privacy with sites usually crammed together. Walking trails all over the place including one that leads up to the Mesa top. There’s a beach,several docks for fishing and a boat ramp. Excellent staff.

  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Lisa S., December 29, 2020
  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Lisa S., December 29, 2020
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Beth G.
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2020

Nice area- if you get the right spot

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.

  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Beth G., February 17, 2020
  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Beth G., February 17, 2020
  • Review photo of Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park by Beth G., February 17, 2020
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Jessica P.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

Roper lake

Great Southern AZ swimming hole and hotspring. Both cabins and camping spaces are nice. Full bathroom and showers available. Clean and peaceful location.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park?

Camping at Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park can cost between $20.00 and $70.00 depending on the site.

Does Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park?

Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park allows vehicles up to 63 feet.

Are fires allowed at Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Gila Campground — Roper Lake State Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

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