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

Address:
Badwater Rd, Death Valley, CA
Directions:
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.
Admission:
$20 for 7-day access to the Park
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Western Hemisphere's Lowest Pit Toilet

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Lowest Pit Toilets.

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.

[Phrank Phester, 04/02/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Bovine of the DesertBig Bovine of the Desert, Amargosa, NV - 23 mi.
Ghost Town With Charles Manson TruckGhost Town With Charles Manson Truck, Ballarat, CA - 28 mi.
CoffinwoodCoffinwood, Pahrump, NV - 39 mi.
In the region:
Brothel Art Museum, Crystal, NV - 39 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 15, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Red Hook, New York (Oct 15-21, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now