23 Apr The Frog Pond
Located on private property just above the east side of the Black Rock Playa, the Frog Pond can most easily be accessed from Empire on a 15 miles washboard rumble on the Jungo Road (NV 49) that continues on to Winnemucca. Frog Pond is more of a warm pond than a hot pond, a good place to cool off during heat of the Black Rock summer. Its temperature is usually in the high 90s. The pond creates it own little ecosystem with trees and bushes creating shade, and the overflow water forming the basis of a microclimate haven for frogs, which, legends has it, were once farmed here.