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

Drive from Furnace Creek passing other sights along the way. parking fine if a little busy . we arrived at midday so only made it halfway to the lowest point before the heat got too intense, and we're fit!! Well worth a visit though, best...More

Thank purplepigeon
Reviewed yesterday

Badwater Basin, 282 ft below sea level, is about 20 miles south of Furnace Creek on the well paved Badwater Road -- the lowest point in Death Valley. We got there before sunrise for a photo-shoot, which was very spectacular as the rising sun colored...More

Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another magical experience on our recent road trip. it’s another one of the earths natural wonders and well worth stopping off at all the places detailed in good guidebooks. Not the place to run out of petrol!!!

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure to take the time to walk way out on the salt flat. Up near the boardwalk is crowded and all trampled down. As you get out away from the crowd, you can see how the salt is crystallized. Pretty neat.

Thank 84NancyP
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the lowest elevation point in the United States. It's right along the road running down the southerly part of the valley. Standing there, looking up at the sea level line hundreds of feet up the cliff face, is a bit surreal. It also...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This spot is amazing. You can walk right out onto the salt flats. I took a risk and tested the salt and indeed it is salty!!!! This spot is is the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft below sea level...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 6 days ago

102 Fahrenheit early October, we drove down from Furnace Creek on Harley's and then back up to catch the Artist's Drive, a one way scenic drive of just over 5 miles bringing you back on the Badwater road to Furnace Creek. Check out some motorcycle...More

Thank Rainer W
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our guidebooks said that you shouldn't spend more than 15 minutes outside your car. Good advice. We walked out onto the salt flats, and made the mistake of following people toward the middle, where it is white all around. It was about a...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

definetly worth a stop. It is amazing to see these self-made creation of salt accumulations in the desert. The fun part is walking on it.

Thank leejeneffer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk out to the salt flats could be a challenge for some. It’s very hot and the dry wind blows. Take water and walk at your own pace. The views are fabulous and worth the walk out.

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