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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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Personally I have never visited a place of a negative sea level. In fact, this place is the deepest point in the U.S. (lower 48). It is a remarkable experience. The hexagonal shapes of salt flat were wonderful. There are parking spaces but due to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 days ago

I guess this is interesting. How often do you get far below sea level? However, that's about the only draw. There's a bit of water, a lot of people and not much to really see. It does allow you to say "I've been to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mfigman
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm so glad we took the time to visit Badwater Basin. Very unique experience. The salt/minerals gives the appearance of ice in most of our pictures. I also loved seeing the marker for sea level on the nearby cliff. It gives a great perspective on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Redeemed4ever
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow this place is awesome. If you are in the area it's a must see. I wish I had more than a day to spend there. The views are magnificent and the history is great. Make sure to view the movie about the park it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Grim128
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Badwater basin the best in Death Valley National Park. It is not far from the center of the park, and it is a easy driving. The view is very beautiful. There are many people walking there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danliu302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a wonderful place to visit. I was here in November 2018 on a not so hot day. It’s very dry so bring along some water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rrroot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views! Where can you walk on a bed of salt if not here. Not to be missed. You can see it seems forever across the valley to the mountain peaks on the horizon. PLUS you are at the lowest point in California.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 880marip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest parking lots in the park so you know lots of people visit here. You can see the spring-fed pool that is home to the pupfish and have your picture taken next to the "lowest point" sign. Look up and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tx32f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Process of evaporation produce a lot of salt, making unusual patterns. Walk as far as you need to be in the center of it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk to the salt flats for a view of the basin that is the lowest point in North America. Expect to wait for parking that is limited to about 50 vehicles. Public toilets available.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!
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22 December 2016|
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You have the Eagle Borax Spring
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