Nevada

Rogers Spring - Hot Springs in the U.S.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is one of the most visited national parks in the U.S.

There are several hot or warm springs in this park; the most accessible one is Rodgers Spring.

Sunken Ghost Town

Needless to say the most popular tourist spot in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is Hoover Dam.

People come for boating, fishing, camping, swimming, and hiking as well. 

Photo by Tydence Davis - Ice Cream Parlor (2018) / CC BY 2.0

If you are interested, St. Thomas near the northern edge can be an option.

The ghost town was abandoned as the water of Lake Mead submerged the town in the 1930s.

Full of Fish

There is another place to visit in the northern area of the park, especially if you like hot springs.

Lake Mead

The Rodgers Spring is a warm spring gushing on the hill.

The area is maintained as a park.

Roger Spring

I found two gazebos and a pond from the parking lot, which was actually the warm spring.

Picnic Area 1

The signboard says that the rainfall in the northeastern desert area seeps underground, and gushes here, heated by geothermal power.

Signboard

This is not just a spot to see, but swimming is allowed.

It is unclear about the clothing rule, but should be clothing required.

Naegleria Fowleri

Some warning signs says not to let your nose in water.

Naegleria fowleri, known as "brain-eating amoeba" is found here.

It is a free-living, bacteria-eating microorganism that can be pathogenic, causing an extremely rare sudden and severe and fatal brain infection.

Spectacle 2

Do not be afraid too much, though.

This microorganism is typically found in bodies of warm freshwater.

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Spectacle 1

The source of the spring is under the cliff.

Water Outlet

Clear, colorless, and odorless water gushes intensively.

The water temperature was 86 degrees F.

It should be comfortable for the severe summer season.

Picnic Area 2

The pond is not so deep; I was always able to reach the bottom.

I found amazing amounts of fish at the same time.

Bridge 2

Water is discharged around the point near picnic tables.

Water Discharge

The spilt water once goes under the boardwalk, and flows to Lake Mead.

Although it gushes from one source, the amount of discharge is large.

Bridge 1

In the shade of tropical trees, I enjoyed the tranquility here.

Stream

Blue Point Spring

It is only a two-minute drive from Rogers Springs to another warm spring.

Blue Point Spring

The Blue Point Spring looks much smaller.

Trailhead

Water in the marshy area under palms was just cold.

Trail

I searched for the source of the spring in the hillside.

Waterhole 1

It looked like the hole full of weeds was the origin.

Water Gauge 1

I found a white water gauge right next to the hole.

Waterhole 2

84 degrees F warm water was gushing everywhere on the sand bottom.

Sandy Bottom

I decided not to soak here because it was too shallow.

Summary

Rogers Springs, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, U.S.

Rating

  • Category
    Undeveloped
  • Rule
    Clothing recommended
  • Chlorination
    None
  • Temperature
    86 degrees F (at source)

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