Death Valley, California: Western Hemisphere's Lowest Pit Toilet

Serves the needs of thousands of tourists at 282 feet below sea level with less than 1 inch of rain a year. A pilgrimage site for fans of sanitary engineering.

Death Valley National Park

Badwater Rd, Death Valley, CA
Death Valley National Park. At the south end of the Badwater Basin parking area. On the west side of Badwater Rd, 16.5 miles south of the turnoff from Hwy 190 east of Furnace Creek.
$20 for 7-day access to the Park
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Western Hemisphere's Lowest Pit Toilet

The Western Hemisphere's lowest, driest, hottest, solar-powered pit toilet. Sanitation is a major concern at 282 feet below sea level. With roughly 346 days of sunshine (and less than 1 inch of rain) per year, this engineering marvel keeps providing comfort to the millions of visitors who stop at the lowest point on this side of the planet. So the next time you visit Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, take a moment to appreciate the efforts of the National Park Service to provide for your comfort.

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