Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Dankworth Pond State Park is a modest park offering a variety of recreational opportunities.

Dankworth Pond is popular for fishing, primarily done from the dock near the parking area or from several benches set around the perimeter of the pond. Paddlecraft are also permitted on the water, so you may see some kayakers drifting across the pond.

There are sevearl trails forming a successive series of loops for hiking throughout the park.

The Dankworth Loop trail circles the pond, covering a distance of about .3 miles.

The Dos Arroyos Trail begins from the pond's far end, making up a length of about .6 miles. 

The Dankworth Village Trail continues from the far end of the Dos Arroyos path, completing a 1.7 mile out and back hike to a replica Native American village atop of a mesa.

Dankworth Pond State Park is also popular for birdwatching, with Gamble's quail, great horned owl, redwinged blackbird, cardinal, mergansers, egret and heron, amongst others, all viewable within the park.

Nearer to the parking area are several covered picnic benches. 

The park has a modern bathroom building, however there is no potable water available, and very little shade throughout the park.

Dankworth Pond State Park is open daily from 6am to 8pm October through April, and 4:30am to 8pm May through September. There is a park entry fee of $10 per vehicle or $3 per cyclist or individual. Paying visitors can also use their entry pass at nearby Roper Lake State Park on the same day.

More information can be found at the Dankworth Pond State Park website.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Entry fee

Open Year-round



Variety of recreational opportunities.


No water.


ADA accessible
Boat ramp(s)
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Family friendly
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Covered picnic areas


Nearby Lodging + Camping

Pinaleno + Chiricahua Mountains Area, Arizona


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