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Roper Lake State Park Hot Tub Professional Review and Guide
"A hot-spring source diverted into a concrete-and-rock tub located in a state park, available for bathing. Another geothermal well (like Essence of Tranquillity), the Roper Lake State Park Hot Tub taps a substantial artesian well with water temperatures hovering somewhat above 100 degrees F. The hot water is diverted into a rather elaborate concrete-and-rock tub, which is about 6 feet across, and several feet deep. The water in the tub is about 100 degrees F, an ideal temperature. Park rules state that bathing suits must be worn, and bathers should remain for only 15 minutes while others are waiting. It is a good idea to wait if there are others already in the spring when you arrive. The setting of the hot tub is pleasant, lying close to Roper Lake where there is ample bird life."
--Matt C. Bischoff, Touring Arizona Hot Springs (Falcon Guides).
I went with my daughter yesterday. It is a very nice "hot tub" made of natural rock and mortar with concrete surround. The water is just over 100 coming out of the spring feed and about 95 in the tub itself. I guess it feeds in at about 250 gallons an hour, so it is pretty clean and constant with the temp. It's inside a state park so there was a day use fee of $7 per car, worth it for me. Overnight camping is available but it was a bit chilly for me. It's a nice area and we encountered one couple who did not get in because of the wind and the fact that the water wasn't hot enough to make getting out of the tub easy, especially with the wind. But my skin looks amazing and my back hasn't felt this good in months. Slept like a baby last night :)
Stone tub about 3 1/2 - 4 ft deep, 6 ft across or so, with stone bench to sit. Temp about 100. We went a few times, no one was there, so we hung out for hours. It was 40's - 50's outside. It was a nice experience. We camped in the park.
We enjoyed the lake. There is a small swimming area, and we took our inflatable rafts out and rowed around the lake. The hot tub was nice, though the day we went out was a warm day, would have been more enjoyable on a slightly cooler day. Overall, good visit.
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