Located in Death Valley, California Badwater is a salt pool which has the distiction of being the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level. Long ago, the now shallow pools were a part of Lake Manly, a once 600 foot deep lake that stretched for over 100 miles.

In a strange twist of geography, it is only 90 miles from the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney.