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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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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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Reviewed yesterday

If you thought the Vegas was low..this place is even lower ;-D A giant salt-flat..hot....you can walk forever,but I wouldn't recommend it...easy parking and toilets available.

Thank TheScanian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice stop to walk out on the salt flats. Nice photo op by the sign showing how far below sea level you are.

Thank Con K
Reviewed 2 days ago

The salt flats were very interesting and this is the place you really feel out on death valley. You have the valley stretching out in both directions and it feels very barren and remote (except for all the others standing there with you)

Thank LaLiga16
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a 17 mile drive there and back from the "main road", but it's worth the drive. Just reading about Badwater Basin was amazing and makes one reflect how small we actually are in the whole universe..

Thank Edleg
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a bit of a walk from parking, but definately worth it. Great salt lake, fantastic views and unbelievable surroundings. You get an impression of being on anohter planet.

Thank Relonch_User_N1
Reviewed 6 days ago

A real low point in Death Valley. 282 feet below sea level. It is hot, it is desolate, it is dry, but it is the lowest place in North America,so you need to visit it.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far some of the best views Death Valley has to offer. Badwater is a must for any Death Valley trip but be warned it's very hot so bring a lot of drinking water.

Thank TommyBronson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really an amazing view. Lowest point in USA and worth looking up to see where sea level is on the high cliff opposite. Nice walk (best to do in the morning or early evening due to the heat). Bring Water!

Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. It is a must visit spot if you are in the area. There really is not much more to say. The day we were there it was hot, naturally. The high was 118 degrees. I am sure it gets hotter...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bizarre thing worth visiting. It's super hot of course, but it's a rather short walk to get your picture by the sign and to walk out onto the basin. It's really the must see attraction of Death Valley. You just have to...More

Thank Allison8700
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Alex P
what bodies of water are near death valley national park?
22 December 2016|
Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring
Alex P
what bodies of water are near death valley national park?
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.