Rogers Spring is a warm spring that fills a wide shallow pool suitable for wading inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It offers one of the few easily accessed warm springs near the Las Vegas area.
Rogers Spring emerges at 86 degrees and cools to about 80 as it fills an earthen pool of clear water about 50 feet wide and 3 feet deep in its center. Its comfortable temperature makes the spring a popular stopover in both cool and hot weather.
At 720 gallons per minute, the spring's flow is the highest of any spring in the Lake Mead Recreation Area. California fan palms and an abundance of tamarisk surrounding the spring, invasive to this area, give it an oasis-like feeling, and covered picnic benches with grills sit adjacent to the spring.
No one is certain about where the water feeding the spring originates. Some believe that it may enter the aquifer in the mountains near Ely, Nevada, about 250 miles north, before a series of faults force it to surface in its current location. Along with nearby Blue Point Warm Spring, Rogers Spring was part of efforts to irrigate the nearby town of St. Thomas. Those efforts were eventually abandoned, and the spring is now protected as a valuable source of water in this arid environment.
The pool flows out down a small channel that falls into a small waterfall before flowing into a riparian band that trickles down to Lake Mead. The lake itself is visible from the springs.
Small fish can be seen swimming in the water, though the bottom is lined with sharp rocks, so those intending to wade into the water might want to have something on their feet.
Vault toilets and trash are available in the parking lot. Accessing Rogers Spring requires an entrance fee of $10 upon driving into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area gate.
Signs warn of the possible presence of Naegleria fowleri, emphasizing that waders should not submerge their head or nose in the water.