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Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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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Awesome but find a spot other than the main parking lot.

It's hard to describe but this place is straight out of a science fiction movie. Millions of geometric shapes created from salt. It's like walking on salt mixed with concrete with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's hard to describe but this place is straight out of a science fiction movie. Millions of geometric shapes created from salt. It's like walking on salt mixed with concrete with edges of hard mud. It can be a tough walk getting out there - rocks, hard mud plates, etc. Go early for photography before sunrise for the best pics.

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Frankfort, il, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the lowest place (282 feet below sea level) in North America. It is interesting to walk out there and see the water level below the path.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lowest point of Death Valley, and, by extension, of the USA. When you park your car, be sure to face the mountain for a second to spot the sign indicating of where sea level is approximately (about 86m above the low point there). Offers a very nice view over the valley and the salty bottom. I'd suggest to visit this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very hot and very busy with trippers and coaches. Take the time to walk onto the salt flat as you get a better view of the 360 vista

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have been to many National Parks on this trip and we have seen many types of rock formations , a lot of different and original vegetation , some fantastic view points but what makes Death Valley different from the other Parks is this flat salty lake which is also the lowest point in the USA . It is amazing... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

284 feet below sea level. Easy to get there on a nicely paved road. The brochures describe it well. And, if you haven't seen death valley unless you've come to Badwater.

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Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Badwater,The lowest point in The Usa. Situated in Death Valley,This is just one of the many amazing natural wonders to be found in one of the hottest desrerts on earth .Look up from the small pool of salt laden "badwateryou will see a sign "sea level" which puts in perspective how low you are (282 ft (86 m) below sea... More 

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Lancaster, PA, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The scenery at the Death Valley National Park is all very stark as it was at Badwater, the lowest point in the United States. We thought that is was very cool even though it was 108 when we were there.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You can not just stand but also walk on the salt flats adjacent to the Badwater point. Excellent explanations of how this area evolved. Be sure to look up at the mountain from the other side of the road and see the "Sea Level" sign!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

When you get there and walk out on the salt Flats look back at the mountain and look up, way up and see the small sign that says sea level. That put it all in perspective

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