Badwater, Death Valley National Park

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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  • Well worth taking the drive here so you could take a picture with that iconic sign. It was interesting to see the little bit of water still out there.  more »
  • In addition to the Devil's Golf Course is the Badwater Basin definitely worth to visit. On arrival you immediately see the enormous salt flats. Very special to there. You also still runs along a piece of standing water, which is special because you would think that the extreme heat (50 + degrees) would evaporate. With a clear blue sky, the white salt flats and the mountains in the background you can unique photos shoot. Wear minimal clothing, we loved it no longer than 15 minutes outside the car, and we are 4 young healthy boys of 21. Take plenty of water!!!
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  • The real reason we traveled to Death Valley: to reach the lowest place in North America. Good boardwalk to lead you onto the basin. Be sure to look up at the high rocks along the road to see the sign ...  more »

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