Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

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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  • We have seen unconscious without water or Sun protection, Scarlet red and limit to agony by returning... To do (if it is hot) only if you have the physical condition and are well equipped! Avoid the heat but the décor is worth it!
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  • You have to have a 20 minutes only to get some more to the middle of this salt flat, but it's worth the moiete I find. Take a bottle of water with you, even in April you quickly thirst;-)
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  • So, I thought this would be a total bust and lame but it turned out this was awesome to see. To be that far below sea level was pretty sweet. Make sure to wear your sunscreen! Also the facilities are few and far between so make sure you plan accordingly.
  • Very touristy but worth it in my opinion. This seemed to be the hottest part of death valley we experienced, so make sure you bring water if you decide to hike out aways.

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