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This seasonal stream of salty water is the only home of the rare Salt Creek Pupfish.
Salt Creek from above
The boardwalk at Salt Creek loops along the creek through low thickets of pickleweed and saltgrass.
Salt Creek boardwalk
Salt Creek is easily visible from the boardwalk, but water only flows there in winter and springtime.
Salt Creek pupfish
The mating season of the tiny Salt Creek pupfish is in springtime.
Salt Creek pools
The spring-fed pools of upper Salt Creek are the year-round habitat of pupfish.