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Address: Badwater Rd., 19 mi south of Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, CA
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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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Fascinating to see - gives a strange feeling beeing 85m under sea level. Walk some steps onto the Badwater basin and watch the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating to see - gives a strange feeling beeing 85m under sea level. Walk some steps onto the Badwater basin and watch the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Badwater might be at the end of the road and the last attraction but it's one of the most interesting so make the effort to go see it and make the effort to walk out to the end of the salt field. The walk is probably 1km each way but it's flat and easy going so just take your time... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You definitely have to prepare for a trip in Death Valley (lots of water, good working car with AC), and Badwater Basin is the hottest place there. But when you get there, it's definitely worth it, with a unique experience.

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Thank adris06
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Badwater Basin is a dried up salt lake. From the car parking stop, you'll have to walk into the field on a prepared flat walkway (salt ground) to reach the interesting area of the salt lake. The walk takes about 10 min one way! It can get really hot. I recommend to be prepared with e.g. sun screen, hat... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

282 feet beneath sea level and 123 degrees when we visited. One of those places you just have to visit for the experience and to say you have been there. Make sure you are prepared for the journey as you won't find anywhere to get fuel or water for at least 20 miles and you don't see many people!

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Thank Unclebuz
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cool and bizarre place to visit, whiteness spreads for miles, walk out but be aware to get to virgin ground its a fair trek, shame people want to to dig and draw their names in the salt !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Going through Death Valley?....go here. Make it priority. Hot as hell, amazing dynamics. A place I will definitely remember

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable place on this earth! So many feet under sea level and it is so hot out there! You can park the car but do not forget a bottle of water when going through this amazing area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's pretty cool to say you've been at the lowest point in the U.S. Obviously it's not 'cool' here at all though, they aren't exaggerating when they say it's debilitatingly hot. Bring plenty of water, sunnies, a hat and sun cream. Even if you're only out walking for 10 minutes. The heat is like opening an oven door and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a highlight...very close to the Furnace Ranch inn. Be prepared though...it was hot in September and you need lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. It was not too busy when we went so..was nice to get photos unobstructed. You can walk out as far as you like chasing a great picture. You can stop off at the... More 

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