• Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park


      Photo by Peter Thody
      At 282 feet below sea level, this is famously the lowest point in North America, and takes its name from a spring of undrinkable water close to the parking area. A walk out onto the pure white salt flats is an experience not to be forgotten you get a real sense of scale just a few hundred yards out, particularly looking north along the valley.

      If you go:
      Remember to take water with you; this is one of the hottest places on earth with daytime highs in summer often in excess of 120 degrees F.

      Links:




      Badwater Road
      16 miles south of Furnace Creek
      Furnace Creek,
      California 92328 USA

      Mailing address:
      Death Valley National Park
      P.O. Box 579
      Death Valley, CA 92328 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Information
      +1 (760) 786-3200


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