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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed walking out on the salt flat. Very interesting. Make sure you turn and look back for the sea level sign placed above on the rocks. Went in late November so the temp was perfect.

Thank RBonin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Neat experience...be prepared to walk. Gets dark fast, so don't make the same mistake we did and get a late start.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was probably my least favorite DV sight. It was crowded, it's somewhat out of the way (30 mins by car?), and there's not much to see except a desert flat. Sure, it's interesting to know you're at the lowest point in the USA, but...More

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to know what it’s like to be cooked in a confection oven then Badwater is a must. This is the lowest point below sea level in the USA. 114 degrees with a 20 mile per hour wind is a unique feeling. The...More

Thank DavidByk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although it seems like a deserted, lifeless salt flat, there is life at Badwater. Surrounded by mountains, this flat salt plain is a fun place to play football, take a long walk and, best of all, join a ranger hike to hear about how this...More

Thank Headedwestboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's the Death Valley, the lowest and hotest point and most famous spot in this NP. Must see attraction.

Thank siomikas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Badwater is an imposing and low key sort of place all in one. Having a good understanding of the geologic forces at work adds to how impressive the location is. So stop and read the signage. Understand what you are looking at and walking across....More

Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was it impressive? Not very much. And this is the place we saw most people in Death Valley so it was really popular. Honestly the view is better from Dante's view. Should you take a picture with that below-sea-level sign? If you were lucky to...More

Thank TangueraSF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon before, we got to see the sunset over Badwater Basin from Dante’s View and it was amazing. The next morning we drove to the Badwater Basin around 9:00am. The shadows were covering .25 mile into the basin (note for pictures), but the shade...More

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Badwater is like a Russian doll - a white salt desert inside a gray rock salt desert inside the Death Valley. It is somewhat surreal place. The farther towards "white stuff" you walk, the more impressive it gets. However, the distance looks deceptive - the...More

1  Thank niksk001
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Alex P
21 December 2016|
Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring
Alex P
21 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.