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Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Description: Located in Death Valley, this small salt pond is more than 280 feet below...
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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Great Views & Extreme Heat (As You'd Expect!)

After viewing Death Valley from Dante's View we took along Badwater Road in the valley. The scenery was amazing but so was the heat at 3pm in August!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After viewing Death Valley from Dante's View we took along Badwater Road in the valley. The scenery was amazing but so was the heat at 3pm in August!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lowest point and was sweltering at 122F. As with anywhere you go in Death Valley, take lots of water. Drive is great, scenic and roads are well maintained. Go to Badwater first and if driving back, do the Artist loop.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was cool to know that I was under sea level. The salt soil looked cool. But other than that, it wasn't spectacular or anything. Not TOO far from Zabriskie point, so why not stop by. 海レベルの下にいるのはクールでした。ただ、へぇ~って感じでした。

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You know all the points - lowest, driest and hottest - it was 123F today (8/28/15). But, it's a very educational trip and a walk on the flat is neat. Also a hike in the mountains should be considered.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Badwater was very interesting. We walked down the stairs, across the boardwalk, and onto the valley floor. It was very hot, so we didn't walk far. It was an interesting experience to read about the climate and to see the salt encrusted ground, the small amount of water on the surface, and to look up to see the sea level... More 

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Twickenham, London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is just a great experience to stand on the white salt and look over the badwater area. But wow it is hot...!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On first trip to Death Valley National Park and we thought we should stop and walk around Badwater. It was nice early in the morning with the sun still behind the mountains to the east.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The lowest point in North America, 18 miles S of Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park. If possible, go early in the day. The water is undrinkable due to salts and other minerals. In evaporated areas of the pool salts can be seen congealing into polygonal segments. Stay on the walkways to avoid damaging the area by sinking into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is simply amazing, out in the middle of no where, looks really fake, was nice and hot, definitely take a drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Of course..... Why bothering about the lowest point of blabla.... It's all between the ears, you would pass it if you didn't know. Having said that, the surrounding scenery is amazing! (Like everything in dead valley). And when approaching the salty pathway with those people on it, contrasting with the hazy white-ness of the heat, it's like you walk on... More 

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