The 720-acre Deep Springs Lake Ecological Reserve is located in a remote desert valley east of the White and Inyo Mountain Ranges in Inyo County. The property consists of Deep Springs Lake, a seasonal salt lake typically dry in summer, and wetlands associated with several spring systems around the lake. The springs and associated wetlands provide habitat for the black toad (Anaxyrus exsul) which is endemic to the valley and is a California Threatened and Fully Protected species. The seasonal lake is also frequented by migratory birds including western snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus) a California Species of Special Concern.
For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region's Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.