This isn't a mirage that you're seeing — this spot is the real deal. Rogers Spring in Nevada is an island oasis in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by palms and barren deserts, this warm pool is perfect for a dip from reality.
Nestled away under the bright desert sun sits a small pool that shimmers atop the golden sands. Rogers Spring in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, looks like a tiny jungle oasis was transplanted to the barren desert.
A warm pool sits at its center, and the clear waters are reminiscent of a tropical paradise.
Entry into the recreation area costs $25 per vehicle or $15 per individual. For more information on entry fees, you can check the National Park Service. You can almost drive right up to the springs, as there is parking very close.
To reach Lake Mead from Las Vegas, take U.S. 93 toward Boulder City. Once inside the park, you can follow Northshore Road to this hidden jungle pool.
It is open 24-hours, so you can pop by this magical spot before exploring more of the lake and surrounding areas.
According to the National Park Service, the springs pump "approximately 1,000 gallons per minute." The water is warm, though the temperature may vary depending on the weather.
While the area is beautiful, make sure to avoid dunking your head below the water, as signs describe amoebas can enter through nasal passages and are prevalent in thermal pools.
A dreamy rock bowl holds the shimmering waters in, and the stunning juxtaposition of the barren world around it will make you feel like it's a mirage.
Discovering whimsical "islands" in the middle of nowhere is undoubtedly to become a hobby after checking this out.
Take A Dip At Rogers Spring
Price: $15 per person, $25 per vehicle
Address: Lake Mead Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Rd., Boulder City, NV
Why You Need To Go: You can discover a hidden jungle paradise right in the middle of the desert for an epic island escape.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.