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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America.
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  • Average6%
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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed yesterday

Badwater is such a cool place to wander on the salt. I got there late evening but the light was still good that I got in some great pictures. It was still hot out even in the late evening. You are truly at the lowest...More

Thank lcjt01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walk as far as you can over the polished pathway heading to the river bed. There will be beautiful long shadows behind you. Do not wait until the start of sunset if you want to visit Artist's Palette.

Thank Rolando C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of those things that you have to see you if you're at death Valley. You will be sorry later if you miss this one.

Thank coffeeformynightowl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy flat drive to the lowest point in the USA. Good free car park. Walk out at last 400 meters and you will leave the crowds and coach parties behind. Take plenty of water. Although the walk is flat the heat really hits you. Well...More

Thank pricer7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing experience at the lowest point in Northern America. 282ft below sea level and when you look up into the mountain it's marked. Scorching hot at 46c so we're delighted for our air con in the car!

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well if you go to Death Valley you've got to do the Badwater walk. It was 118degrees F when we arrived. It is a dry heat, though, so you can walk quite comfortably in it - for a short while. Cover up though and particularly...More

2  Thank Lesley1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THere isn´t really much to see expect a flat sea with solid salt. But, do your reading and the place will fascinate. When you see the mountains around the big "sea" - it becomes even more interesting.Extremely hot but close to parking.

Thank brutusOslo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit here at Death Valley. People were walking on the sand which looked like water. On the rocks there is a sign saying Sea Level. So this place is well worth a trip

Thank gillian o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in late August and it was still very hot. Didn't find the basin all that great considering it was a 10-15 mile detour one way. The long empty roads were a sight to see though. Lots of viewpoints along the way including a couple...More

Thank Kalhan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carry plenty of water, winged hat, clear clothing, skin protection. Walking on the salt pan can be a temptation but all that heat reflected upwards can be a hazard. Be alert to any sign of heat stroke.

Thank rva1945
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Alex P
21 December 2016|
Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring
Alex P
21 December 2016|
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Response from TravelJohn092 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any bodies of water immediately around the park, it is called Death Valley for a reason and when it was being mined, the 20 mule teams had to pull a water tanker for miles back in the day.