Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

The lowest point in North America, 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, Badwater Basin 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 Basin 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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  • We found 5e ranger talk very interesting and a great way to start your visit to the Badwater. If there is any water pools the ranger will let you know. You can then walk out to 5e pools and see the....  more »
  • If you visit DV and don't go to the lowest point in North America, you've really missed a treat. Walk out on the salt flats and look back at the Sea Level sign.  more »
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  • I can't even start to describe how hot it was on our visit... it was 108 deg F with not even a whisper of a breeze. You can walk out onto what looks like a salt bed , small holes have been dug that fill with water so there is moisture under the surface but must be Bad Water. Well worth a visit and mo hesitation in recommending.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful with an intensity of heat like no other place! The salt flats are an extremely fragile eco system so do look after it while you're there - stick to the walkways and don't throw litter.
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