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Badwater

Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
+1 760-786-3200
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lowest point” (324 reviews)
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Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA 92328
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"sea level"
in 267 reviews
"lowest point"
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"salt flats"
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"the cliff"
in 77 reviews
"western hemisphere"
in 46 reviews
"death valley"
in 430 reviews
"lowest elevation"
in 31 reviews
"parking lot"
in 99 reviews
"bucket list"
in 22 reviews
"united states"
in 19 reviews
"furnace creek"
in 85 reviews
"wear a hat"
in 15 reviews
"unique experience"
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"turn around"
in 21 reviews
"interesting place"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed yesterday

Didn't make it out to the unspoilt salt due to the heat, felt ill after 15 mins walking. If you go visit early in the day before the highs of 125 in the midday sun!

Thank max70Sheffield
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You’ll never see anything like this but you should avoid going in the heat. We couldn’t walk out very far at all

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Couldn't have been better! 124 degrees on the day we visited. A once in a lifetime experience. Yes, it's exceptionally hot. But it's an experience you will never forget. Scenery is beautiful.

Thank Eric H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bring lots of water, even a spray bottle to cool you off...that made a huge difference for our group! And I felt an umbrella helped, too.

Thank dssds
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Reviewed 1 week ago

200ft below the sea level was something that we've never experienced. To walk on salt flats was unique. Lots of parking available and restrooms too. Beautiful drive to the flats.

Thank GoEverGreen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot is hot and dry! It is also very cool to see the st flats and be 288 ft below sea level- lowest spot in North America. Bring water while walking out. Hats, sunglasses and cooling towels help.

Thank Travelgirl77710
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Death Valley national park in general is truly out of this world! The diversity, landscape and scenery is not something you will see anywhere!

Thank mtraveller2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place! Extremely hot! Please if you are going to visit. Do not visit after 11am. It’s too hot! We visited at between 2-3pm and almost passed out because of the heat. It was beautiful and in all honesty it was worth the walk in...More

Thank karlamglz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for a day. The whole valley is really interesting. The best part was when we stayed there after dawn and waited until everybody went home. It was really peaceful just few of us all around desert and salt. Beautiful sky with full...More

Thank Krisztián S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To think how impossible this place must have looked for the first travellers to cross here. At this spot you can clearly understand why this is called Death Valley...! DOnt go in summer.....

Thank Niels N
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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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Alex P
22 December 2016|
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Response from scI-ROCKco |
You have the Eagle Borax Spring
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