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Death Valley National Park is a mostly-arid United States National Park located east of the
Sierra Nevada mountain range in Inyo County, California with a small
extension and exclave (Devil's Hole) in Nye County, Nevada. The park
covers 5,219 mi² (13,518 km²), encompassing Saline Valley, a large
part of Panamint Valley, almost all of Death Valley, and parts of
several mountain ranges. It is the hottest and driest of the national
parks in the United States and contains the second-lowest point in the
Hemisphere at Badwater, which is 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. It is also home to many species of plants and animals that have adapted to this harsh desert environment. Some examples include Creosote Bush, Bighorn Sheep, Coyote, and the Death Valley Pupfish — a survivor of much wetter times. Approximately 95% of the park is designated as wilderness.
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