• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Reptiles

Western pond turtle at the edge of a creek
Western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata)
NPS PHOTO
Lizards, snakes, and turtles can be seen throughout the park during Whiskeytown's warm summer months. Seven lizard species, including alligator lizards, fence lizards, and skinks, and thirteen snake species are known to occur in the park. Whiskeytown Lake and its tributaries also provide ideal habitats for the Western pond turtle--a federal species of concern.



Download Whiskeytown's reptile and amphibian 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.