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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 via mobile

Bring some water to drink, please stay on the "path" so that this amazing place is preserved. My advice is get to the parking area early to get a spot, and avoid the afternoon heat

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank poliver319
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neat to see the desert floor below sea level Walk on the salt flats, see the formations. Not beyond that.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quick visit should suffice. Didn’t bother walking miles out as there isn’t that much to see. Parking is limited, and it does says to avoid walking on it when it’s over 110 degrees. Make sure you look for the Sea Level sign on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot. You can park up (toilets are there too) and walk on the basin. In order to get to a point where it's all white salt, you have to walk down a mile and a half or so. Loads of opportunities for great videos...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jacksM2686XA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the visitors center we went here first. About thirty visitors were already there. We spent about thirty minutes in the sunshine admiring the stark beauty of nature. Took photos and headed back to the parking area. It was only 96 so I’m guessing the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stevef824
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice views for the long ride to Badwater. Didn't seem like a lot of parking for such a popular spot so get their early. Also, there is a sign that says it is dangerous to walk on the salt after 10am. I don't remember seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go to Death Valley without making sure to hit the lowest spot in the Western Hemisphere. There are few places like this anywhere in North America.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mrancer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice visit to this point although it is far from the main road but on the way is to the colors scinic rout which is out standing. Here you can waslk on salt that covers the area. Geologicly it is very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Malcolmle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s easy to visit this part of Death Valley. Worth a visit if only to see how much below sea level it is.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Luxetravel23
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

This place is very particular. The salt created this white open space. It suggestive during sunset. Easily accessible with car.

Date of experience: September 2019
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11 October 2019|
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Response from tinatraveler2018 | Reviewed this property |
Its about 155 miles and takes about 2 1/2 hours.
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18 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!
6 January 2017|
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