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Address: 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...

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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Unique photos after heavy rain

Lots of water from recent heavy rain so captured photos with unique reflections in the small pools of water of the surrounding sky, clouds and mountains.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cypress, California
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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of water from recent heavy rain so captured photos with unique reflections in the small pools of water of the surrounding sky, clouds and mountains.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We parked about 1 mile past the parking lot on the side of the road, and walked out about 10 minutes or so and were about to take some nice pictures of undisturbed salt areas. This worked out since cars felt it necessary to park in the Bus/RV spots, which left us little choice but to continue down the road.... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go catch the Ranger;s tour of Badwater, it is a very informative and easy hike out on to the basin. Then go to Dante's View to see where you were from 5000+ feet.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Badwater Basin is a definite must when you are in Death Valley National Park. Walk on the salt and don't forget to taste it.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You don't really have to walk far out on the salt flat to get the flavor. Easy access. Be sure to look for the sea level sign far up on the east rock wall. If you do care to go all the way, take water in summer. The pulverized white stuff will cake your shoes. In winter too. Fascinating landscape,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a unique place to visit, and its free (aside from Park admission). I recommend late in the afternoon. Get there an hour or so before sunset and walk out into the middle of the salt plain. Thats where you'll find the serious photographers with tripods etc. Of course you can also just drop by any time and see... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically there is not much here as a "sight" it is just the nominal low point, and you wanted a picture of it didn't you! We were able to match up with the afternoon ranger talk, and it really helped. Afterward walking out onto the salt beds was interesting, but at a low level. Do not think of taking small... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to be so far below sea level but we weren't particularly impressed by the area. A lot of people walked way out on the ground - maybe it's more spectacular out there. Pit toilets available.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was awesome! We we visited the wind was howling and you could barely stand up. It's surprising how far you can walk out in the salt flats because it doesn't really look that far. This is a place to visit if you have limited time in Death Valley.

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Georgetown, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful location within Death Valley, well worth the stop. Hard to believe your 282 feet below sea level.

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