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Badwater Road reopened after weekend flooding

There are dirt and rocks on a paved road, with an eroded shoulder.
Badwater Road on Monday, May 29, 2023.


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News Release Date: May 25, 2023

Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – Badwater Road reopened on May 25 after National Park Service (NPS) employees moved dirt and rocks off the road and filled in unsafe drop-offs on road edges.

Park rangers closed the road on May 20 due to safety concerns after flash flooding. Several park visitors attempted to drive through active flooding. Park rangers pulled their vehicles out of the mud. Fortunately, no cars were swept off the roadway. Park rangers want to remind drivers “Turn around, don’t drown” during flash floods.

Gravel and small rocks on a paved road.
Flood debris and eroded shoulder on Badwater Road.


Last updated: May 25, 2023

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