• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Amphibians

Pacific Giant Salamander swimming in a creek
Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
NPS PHOTO
Whiskeytown's many perennial creeks and shaded mid to high elevation forests support a diverse group of amphibian species. The park is home to six frog and toad, three salamander, two ensatina, and one newt species. Of these, two species (foothill yellow-legged frogs and tailed frogs) are federal species of concern, and one species (bullfrog) is a highly destructive non-native invader.



Download Whiskeytown's amphibian and reptile list (pdf, 48K).

Did You Know?

Tailed Frog edit

The tailed frog (Ascahphus truel) tadpoles have 10 - 16 rows of teeth? These teeth help tadpoles stick to rocks in the fast moving streams that they live in.