Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

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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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  • My son and I visited Badwater on our visit to Death Valley. It is a small pond of salty water in the midst of the salt flats. The water comes up from the aquifer, but the salt flats make it salty as....  more
    My son and I visited Badwater on our visit to Death Valley. It is a small pond of salty water in the midst of the salt flats. The water comes up from the aquifer, but the salt flats make it salty as....  more »
  • A must do in Death Valley. I got there for sunrise so it was a bit cooler. I walked out about 5000 steps onto the salt flats which I thought was quite far out and it was but this place is just so... 
    A must do in Death Valley. I got there for sunrise so it was a bit cooler. I walked out about 5000 steps onto the salt flats which I thought was quite far out and it was but this place is just so...  more »
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  • The lowest elevation of 282 feet below sea level ...
  • The MUST SEE spot in all of Death Valley.

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