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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  • Like everything else in Death Valley, it is a bit of a drive, but very worthwhile. Interesting how the land formed. After you've walked out for a stretch, as you walk back, you'll look up the side... 
    Like everything else in Death Valley, it is a bit of a drive, but very worthwhile. Interesting how the land formed. After you've walked out for a stretch, as you walk back, you'll look up the side...  more »
  • I didn't know what to expect but I will say this, what I found was different from anything i could have imagined. My wife & I walked out quite a ways (although by no means "hiking") to get a good... 
    I didn't know what to expect but I will say this, what I found was different from anything i could have imagined. My wife & I walked out quite a ways (although by no means "hiking") to get a good...  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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