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Badwater

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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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The lowest point in North America is also likely to be one of the hottest. A summertime visit is unique. Shimmering salt spreads far its unlike any place on earth I've seen. Beware there are no services! Water is a must and a full gas...More

Thank bankrbear
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bad water is an amazing place when the weather has been dry and the salt rings form. Our last visit took place during a wet spell so most of the salt rings were not easily seen. It's still a great place to spend some time...More

Thank JoeCosentino
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an experience to walk along the salt flats (and yes, we tasted them! Salty.). Gorgeous, in a desolate kind of way. It was 127 degrees when we were there, so I didn't get to see as much as I would have enjoyed, but you...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting read about the geology of this place - information points at the car park. Great place for interesting pictures. I was happy it wasn't too hot - just 32 degrees.

Thank Olenka1980
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Def worth the visit!!! It has its own unique beauty. Don't miss this stop while in Death Valley National Park!

1  Thank JCxKYgal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quite unbelievable landscape. The salty earth is walkable yet is soft enough to leave your fingerprint in. You can see the prehistoric value in the once full lake. This is the lowest point in the western hemisphere which is cool in itself but the fact...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the coolest (not temperature wise) places that I have ever been. The drive out was incredible and the experience is one that I will never forget. Make sure that you look back at the cliff and see where they have marked...More

1  Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lowest point in the continental U.S.! The day we were there the sun was beating down at 114 degrees and a hot wind was blowing almost continuously. It felt like an oven door was open and someone was blasting air from it right into your...More

2  Thank clemmy33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there when it was over the top hot, so parked and dashed over to the sign, took some pictures, and fled back to the car. Wow. Never been in heat that large before. But what an amazing and evocative spot! Hope to go...More

Thank SueBirk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Death Valley in the month of July. The reason was to experience the extreme climate. The temperature was too high to come out of the car. As soon as we came out we started sweating and our skin kind of started giving us...More

Thank Dev_undone
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Alex P
22 December 2016|
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Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring
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Alex P
22 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.
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