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Badwater is located in California
Location in California
Badwater is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
–266 ft (–81 m)

Badwater is a locale in Inyo County, California. It is located in Death Valley 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Bennetts Well, at an elevation of −266 feet (−81 m).

Badwater elevation sign
Badwater Basin elevation sign located at Badwater, California, stating that the elevation of Badwater Basin is –282 feet (–85.5 m). The actual location of the lowest point is several miles from the sign and varies with time.

Badwater has never had a permanent population, though there is a 1946 report of a campsite at Badwater.

Badwater is also known for being the start of the Badwater Ultramarathon, billed as the toughest foot race on the planet.

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