Badwater, Death Valley National Park

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The lowest point in North America, 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, Badwater is a huge, desolate salt flat. Look up to see a sign marking sea level high above you on the side of a cliff. Bring plenty of water with you, and limit your time in the sun during midday. To visit Badwater and get the most from your holiday in Death Valley National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Death Valley National Park trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Yes, it is the lowest point. It's hot and it has a certain charm. However the many tourists make it a touristtrap. Beer come in the early morning or in the late evening.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Death Valley was on my dad's bucket list but not, necessarily, on mine. However, I am sooo glad I took him and I would like to visit it, again, in cooler weather! Badwater Basin was amazing--I didn't ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    You must to stop here just to say you’ve walked on the lowest point in North America, and walk on the expansive salt flats 282 feet below sea level! Pretty impressive! Badwater Basin also used to have...  more »

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Where to stay in Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park provides numerous developed campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. Some of these are free, and some are open year-round, while others only offer camping in the cooler, non-summer months. There are a few privately owned and operated lodges and inns in the park, most of which feature rustic accommodations. With its upscale lodging, the Furnace Creek Inn stands as an exception. The town of Beatty, on the Nevada side of the park, offers a few basic inns and motels and a couple of casinos. On the California side, Randsburg sits farther away from the park's popular Furnace Creek area, but the town offers numerous economy motels and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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