But Pahranagat Lake is one of the spots that run counter to stereotypes. And it reminds us what a difference some water will make.
Yes, that's the Rolling Steel Tent camped among the cottonwoods. Yes, that's a heron thinking about getting some dinner.
And this is part of the view out the van door.
Pahrahagat Lake is run by US Fish & Wildlife. As with most campgrounds on public land, there are tables, fire rings and vault toilets. But best of all, it's free.
Though herons are elegant looking birds, they make an unattractive squawk