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Lowest Point in Los Angeles County

Long Beach, Wilmington

Long Beach from the air, looking west. Wilmington seen in upper right in distance. Photo courtesy of Tucker Axum III.

The lowest dry-land point in Los Angeles County is 13 feet below sea level in Long Beach. The location is in the northeast corner of the Long Beach half of Terminal Island. The site is a large open transportation and storage yard, with the exact lowest point just north of an adjacent power generation station and the Long Beach International Gateway bridge. Those passing by on the bridge overhead typically would not take note of the site as anything more than another shipping container storage yard.

Long Beach, Terminal Island, Lowest Elevation

Map showing area of lowest elevation in Los Angeles County. Location is on Terminal Island portion of Long Beach. Los Angeles Almanac Map.

Also see: Highest point in Los Angeles County