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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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Badwater is a gorgeous area of Death Valley National Park. It is a very interesting feeling to be standing on the lowest part of the continent. We went at the end of December, so... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Badwater is a gorgeous area of Death Valley National Park. It is a very interesting feeling to be standing on the lowest part of the continent. We went at the end of December, so it was about 50 degrees all day. Coming from a cold climate we were plenty warm, but I would suggest bringing a sweatshirt in December and... More 

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by here to see thins lowest place. Cliff behind parking lot has sign that show's Sea Level location. ADA ok with ramps and pretty level for wheelchair. Water is filled with brine and minerals from runoff. Easy parking and you can walk out pretty far if you want. Show your Pass.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see place to see in Death Valley. Hard to believe this place is 283 ft below sea level. All the salt is amazing

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lowest point in the US. 282 feet below sea lavel. We visited on Christmas Eve 2016, and the parking lot was full. This was a bucket list item for me, so we stopped anyway and took the short walk down to the sign for a photo op. If you look up on the cliffs beyond the parking lot, you will... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, there was water. Overheard that there is usually water of sme description there. But the interesting thing about the site for me was the fact that you are 282 feet below sea level there as the sign on the mountain behind you verifies!

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Pace, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Badwater is about 17 miles from the main visitors center. There is a boardwalk (wheelchair accessible) leading you to a wide unpaved path. Beware that to go further than the initial sign takes substantial walking but it is a flat-easy walk. The parking is limited so go early or pack some patience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You wouldn't think it'd be that great because it is flat (and you're exposed) but it is kinda difficult to walk on the flats, especially the farther out you go. I'd estimate it's about 3 miles from one end to the other. It's an interesting place to visit and if you get about 1 mile from the parking lot and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is very large but the scenery is roughly the same. Walking around the salt flat takes you between 30 to 60 min depending on how far you really want to go. It's a pretty amazing place so be prepared to take a lot of pictures. To get here, you have to drive pass the Artist's Drive for another... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the salt flat was not as pretty as shown in most pictures, but the sight is still pretty amazing. The fact that the park service let you walk on the salt flat is a huge plus.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a massive huge flat plan below sea level this is worth a quick stop. It's on route to lots of other tourist attractions so not out of your way. The salt patterns are around 1km out from the car park. To be honest. Stop and ask people on the way back if the salt patterns are showing. If not.... More 

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