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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 Rehab Project Delayed Until Further Notice

    The popular vista site Zabriskie Point will be closed for major repairs over the 2014/2015 winter and spring seasons, but the exact date has not been determined. The site will remain open until further notice.


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?

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. The Dead Sea, between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest at 1371 feet below sea level.