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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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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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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed today

the badwater basin is a interesant place for location and cultural interest. from other point of view, is a place un the middle of the desert, very hot without nothing interesting to see. you only have a parking place and a mark for a level...More

Thank Construcciones ... A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No visit to death Valley is complete without visiting the lowest spot in the Northern hemisphere. Really cool to see way up on the cliff above your head a sign indicating sea level. Definitely worth visiting in February, probably wouldn’t want to be there in...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Badwater Basin, at 282 ft/86 m, is the lowest point in North America. There is a 1 mi/1.6 km trail to the edge of the salt flats, as well as a 5 mi/8 km walk to the other side of the salt flats. There is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth taking the drive here so you could take a picture with that iconic sign. It was interesting to see the little bit of water still out there.

Thank srm54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real reason we traveled to Death Valley: to reach the lowest place in North America. Good boardwalk to lead you onto the basin. Be sure to look up at the high rocks along the road to see the sign showing sea level.

Thank Gloria D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is so big and flat in comparison to the surrounding vantage points of Death Valley. This is at sea level and appears white in spots ( which almost looks like water in the distance, it's very dry as it is full of salt...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our numerous trips to death valley NP, we reserve the badwater stop for our winter visits. It is a great feeling walking on the salt and knowing that you are in the lowest area in the U.S. Incredible 360 degree views of the above....More

Thank EMK260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place you must visit if your touring Death Valley NP. the lowest point in North America and a nice place to get out and take a walk. lots of people but not too crowded or hot in January. Make sure to clean the salt...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I thought was a paved walk out to what must have been badwater was in fact a walkway of salt! There are interpretive signs describing badwater as you leave the parking lot for the salty walk- make sure you clean off your shoes because...More

Thank LoveMahaulepu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not what I would call beautiful scenery, but very interesting, especially if you read the signs explaining the history and why it is called Bad Water. You can go out and walk on the salt flats.

Thank nancy m
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Jessica A
19 February 2018|
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Response from ToxicTabasco | Reviewed this property |
April is a great month for shooting the milky way. Some of the good spots for the night sky at Death Valley (with good foreground subject for the Milky Way) are Badwater Basin, Mesquite Dunes, Harmony Borax Works for the... More
Alex P
22 December 2016|
Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring