Roger, Over and Out

All of the times I’ve driven around Lake Mead, I never stopped here. Rogers Spring is a delightful little hot springs just off Northshore Drive in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There’s a picnic area and the water is full of tiny fish. The area is reminiscent of a classic desert mirage; it’s lush greenery amidst the earth-tone hues of the dry desert.

Park rangers warn visitors not to immerse themselves in the water—and to ensure that no water enters their noses—because of a brain-eating amoeba which have killed a few people. Lovely, huh? There are signs posted, so please pay heed.

Aside from the sci-fi-esque brain parasite, it really is a lovely, calm, and tranquil stop as you’re driving around the lake.


“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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