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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  • This was a great stop while in the Death Valley National Park. There is a ranger to answer questions, and you can walk out for many miles on the salt flat. Be sure to take a picture of the sign far ab...  more »
  • Very particular area of the Valley. A spit of salt on which to walk and behind the mountain on which a high plaque indicates how high is the mare than us that we are about 85 meters below ...
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  • Right on the highway is the parking for seeing the lowest spot in America. Take a stroll out onto the salt flats for a unique experience only found here. Look back at the rock face on the other side o...  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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