Roper Lake For Tucson Fishing Near Stafford AZ
Directions & Map to Roper Lake
Roper Lake covers about 32 acres. Its depth is over 40 feet. Roper Lake is near Stafford which is the the East of Tucson. As a smaller lake, only electric motor powered boats are allowed.
Roper Lake is a popular camping area and provides over 70 camp sites. The sites are located in several camp ground areas. Hacienda is the largest campground. It provides handicap sites, electric hookups, grills, tables, restrooms and other stuff to make your camping experience enjoyable.
Bass and Catfish are the prominent fish to catch and some biggees have be caught there – 29 pound catfish and Bass of over 11 pounds.
With 5 miles of hiking trails around the lake it is a great place to get that extra outdoor exercise. The Mariah Mesa Trail leads through the desert to the mesa. The walk takes about 20 minutes and isn’t to steep. As with any walk in the desert, apply some sun screen and bring some water. A wide brimmed hat and walking shoes are also recommenced.
Spring and Fall are the better seasons to enjoy the lake and its facilities. Milder temperatures prevail through out the day.
Bird watching is also a popular activity at the lake. Arizona is on the Pacific Flyway with one of the four major corridors used by migrating birds. Each spring the birds leave their Latin America winter grounds for spots in North America.
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