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    Death Valley

    National Park CA,NV

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    Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »

  • Zabriskie Point to close for repairs

    Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions.


western toad
Its pale dorsal stripe helps to identify the western toad.
  • Inyo Mountains slender salamander
    Batrachoseps campi
    Rare; found in riparian areas in the Inyo Mountains
  • red spotted toad
    Bufo punctatus
    Common at Furnace Creek; also found in water areas in Johnson, Hanaupah, and Emigrant Canyons
  • western toad
    Bufo boreas
    (an introduced species)
    Introduced in the middle portion of this century to the Furnace Creek area, where it is locally abundant.
  • pacific treefrog
    Hyla regilla
    Water areas throughout Death Valley: Scotty's Castle, Furnace Creek, Saratoga Springs,and at springs in Johnson and Hanaupah Canyons.
  • bullfrog
    Rana catesbeiana
    (an introduced species)
    Introduced around 1920 at Furnace Creek.

Did You Know?

Telescope Peak, 11,049 feet above Badwater Basin

The highest mountain in Death Valley National Park is 11,049 foot Telescope Peak. The vertical drop from the peak to the Badwater Basin is twice the depth of Grand Canyon. More...