Blue Point Springs
Blue Point Springs Overview
The last time we were there the plant life was incredibly thick and hard to walk around to explore and the area was incredibly muddy with no visible pools (we THINK they were under all the palm tree leaves on the ground but none of us wanted to explore the stinky mucky area.)
Click here to learn more about Hot Springs in Nevada and Swimming Holes in Nevada.
Blue Point Springs History
In the early 1900s, a project was started to divert water by building a canal from Rogers Spring and Blue Point Springs to 500 acres of farmland located south of the ghost town of St. Thomas.
A channel was constructed and tested but they discovered that the water flowed only a short distance before soaking into the ground. Undaunted, they lined the ditch with clay to prevent leakage, and when that failed, they borrowed $3,000 and took several months mixing cement by hand and again lining the ditch.
Eventually, they were successful in transporting the water to the intended land but due to economic reasons, the project ultimately failed.
The workers involved drank the spring water while working on the project and the water acted as a natural laxative causing the workers to lose a considerable amount of weight. Subsequently, the channel discharging water from Blue Point Springs became known as “Slim Creek.”
During the 1930s a waterfowl refuge was attempted but it was never completed.
National Park Service
Sunrise to 10 PM
The source of the water to Rogers Spring and other springs in the “North Shore Complex” is uncertain but the prevailing theory suggests that much of the recharge water that enters the carbonate-rock aquifer occurs in the high mountain ranges around Ely, Nevada, located 250 miles north of Lake Mead.
Click here to view water thermometers.
The area is open but there are no clear pools for soaking.
How to Get to Blue Point Springs
- Boulder City – 56 miles via Northshore Road
- Las Vegas – 56 miles via NV-167
- Mesquite – 55 miles via I-15 S to NV169 S
- Valley of Fire State Park – 6 miles via Northshore Road
Parking at Blue Point Springs
There are a dozen or so parking spaces available for visitors.
The Best Time of Year to Visit Blue Point Springs
Below are the average monthly high and low temperatures and the average days of rainfall.
The late spring and early fall are the ideal times to visit as the summers can be way too hot.
- January – 59° / 37° – 2 days
- February – 64° / 41° – 3 days
- March – 73° / 47° – 2 days
- April – 83° / 55° – 1 day
- May – 93° / 65° – 0 days
- June – 104° / 75° – 0 days
- July – 109° / 82° – 1 day
- August – 107° / 80° – 1 day
- September – 99° / 71° – 1 day
- October – 84° / 58° – 1 day
- November – 68° / 45° – 1 day
- December – 58° / 37° – 1 day
Restrooms at Blue Point Springs
There is a vault toilet near the parking lot.
Be sure to check camping availability by using one of these mobile apps for the outdoor explorer.
- Las Vegas Review-Journal – Head Out to These Springs Get Yourself Into hot Water
- National Park Service – Rogers Spring
Blue Point Springs