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Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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This is a wooden boardwalk along a small creek. It’s very different from the rest of the park and a rather relaxing walk. At the far end, around the middle of the loop, you can exit the boardwalk and continue along the creek.
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Walked the entire one mile board walk and didn't see a single pup fish. This is NOT good. You can walk all the way to Mclean spring from the end of the trail.
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My friend told me she wanted to come here. It is about 15 minutes from the Ranch. The road as you pull in is fairly rough but do able. About a mile in you'll see a parking lot. There are the portable restrooms there. The boardwalk starts at the parking lot and goes for about a
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There was so much frantic activity the day we watched the pup fish. They seemed to be aware of us on the boardwalk, but were very preoccupied with their mating rituals. There were a lot of flying, biting insects that I kept swatting so we didn't stay here for long.
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Each stop is a new adventure in this amazing national park. At Salt Creek, a recommended stop by the rangers, we got to see Pupfish who survive in very salty water. The trail is boardwalk style and very manageable. ALWAYS take water with, even when the trail looks short
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