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  • EXTREME SUMMER HEAT

    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.

Fish

pupfish
Pupfish at Salt Creek are easily viewed during the springtime mating season.
 


  • amargosa pupfish
    Cyprinodon nevadensis amargosa
    Found in the Amargosa River northwest of Saratoga Springs.
  • saratoga pupfish
    Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis
    Found at Saratoga Springs at the south end of Death Valley.
  • Devils Hole pupfish
    Cyprinodon diabolis
    (endangered species)
    Found in Devils Hole, 37 miles east of Furnace Creek, in western Nevada.
  • Salt Creek pupfish
    Cyprinodon salinus salinus
    Found in Salt Creek in the central part of Death Valley.
  • Cottonball Marsh pupfish
    Cyprinodon salinus milleri
    (threatened species)
    Found in Cottonball Marsh on the west side of central Death Valley.
  • western mosquitofish
    Gambusia affinis
    (invasive species)
    Introduced into Furnace Creek irrigation ditches and ponds.

Did You Know?

Evaporation Measurement Tank at Furnace Creek

The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...