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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 3 days ago

Great spot. You can park up (toilets are there too) and walk on the basin. In order to get to a point where it's all white salt, you have to walk down a mile and a half or so. Loads of opportunities for great videos...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the visitors center we went here first. About thirty visitors were already there. We spent about thirty minutes in the sunshine admiring the stark beauty of nature. Took photos and headed back to the parking area. It was only 96 so I’m guessing the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views for the long ride to Badwater. Didn't seem like a lot of parking for such a popular spot so get their early. Also, there is a sign that says it is dangerous to walk on the salt after 10am. I don't remember seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go to Death Valley without making sure to hit the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere. There are few places like this anywhere in North America.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mrancer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice visit to this point although it is far from the main road but on the way is to the colors scinic rout which is out standing. Here you can waslk on salt that covers the area. Geologicly it is very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s easy to visit this part of Death Valley. Worth a visit if only to see how much below sea level it is.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Luxetravel23
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very particular. The salt created this white open space. It suggestive during sunset. Easily accessible with car.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank georgiap306
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Our day was 109 degrees. We were able to walk the half mile out and back on the salt flat. Lots of water. The views are amazing. The bathrooms disgusting as expected. There should be more shaded areas in these parks. But nothing could take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

This was our first trip west and wanted to see this. It is what is says it is, salty. It is a good drive away but it is worth another experience with my family. It is hot, 115 degrees first week of September. Just take...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tdm822
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

This place holds on to it's reputation. It is very hot and you can feel the heat reflecting off the ground. It is pretty easy getting here from Furnace creek visitors centre with plenty of parking space and easy access to the salt flats.It is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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12 October 2019|
Response from mrancer | Reviewed this property |
It’s a couple hours drive. You can probably visit there any time of day you want. Earliest is best in the summer.
Jessica A
19 February 2018|
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Response from TangueraSF | Reviewed this property |
Stovepipe can see Milky Way too. If the sky is clear, it will be gorgeous!
6 January 2017|
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