Frog Pond Hot Spring

General Description: A warm pond with shade from trees created by an artesian well in the hot desert
General Location: Black Rock Desert near Trego
Pool Type: Artesian Well creating a pond
Pool Temps: Warm (Below 100° F)
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Accessibility: Year Round, although maybe muddy in the winter
Restrictions: Springs are on private property
Elevation: 4000 feet.
Distance from road: 0.00 mile.
Book Reference: None
Map Reference: Dry Mountain NW NV USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle (marked as flowing wells)

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The Hot Spring:

  Frog Pond is a good place to cool off during the hot summer days in the Black Rock Desert.  An artesian well with at least 10-15 gallons per minute of about 101 degree F water and keeps most of the pool in the high 90's.  A small wooden deck and wooden stairs have been built to get into the pool and there is a metal fire place for wind.  The pond creates it own little ecosystem in a very arid area with trees creating lots of shade, and the overflow pond is a haven for frogs, hence the name Frog Pond.  There is a lot of camping on site and it is obviously used but it is on private property.  Private Property signs are on the gate from the road (which is usually open) to keep out most people, but if you are respectful and kind we were told the owners don't mind if you enjoy their pond.  Frog Pond is not in any hot spring books probably because of the Private Property signs so please keep the place clean so the owner continues to be so kind and don't lock the gate.  

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I could not agree more with

I could not agree more with the comment before me because it will still be our choice whether to go here or not. - Dr. Hicham Riba

Just making time in going

Just making time in going here will certainly one of the best choices you could ever choose if you are up for something fresh and relaxing.

Per the folks at Friends of

Per the folks at Friends of Black Rock in May 2013, while it's privately owned, the rule for access to this spring is "If the gate is open, come on in!". The owners of the property close the gate when they are using the area for their own personal use. Very pretty, water was crystal clear bath temperature (we were the first ones there in the morning) but gets murky fast due to the fine silt on the bottom of the pond. Easy to find from Jungo road... it's the only gate, and if you are worried about finding it... look for the cottonwood trees. This is the only place on the playa edge that they grow.

Per the folks at Friends of

Per the folks at Friends of Black Rock in May 2013, while it's privately owned, the rule for access to this spring is "If the gate is open, come on in!". The owners of the property close the gate when they are using the area for their own personal use. Very pretty, water was crystal clear bath temperature (we were the first ones there in the morning) but gets murky fast due to the fine silt on the bottom of the pond. Easy to find from Jungo road... it's the only gate, and if you are worried about finding it... look for the cottonwood trees. This is the only place on the playa edge that they grow.

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