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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft Basin 1Basin 2Basin 3Range (Level 3)
53.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide470AltamahaSuwaneeApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast
42.Border Monument 318 Peak1920St. LawrenceSaint JohnPenobscotNorthern U.S. Appalachians
30.Border Monument 441 Peak3340St. LawrenceAndroscogginKennebecNorthern U.S. Appalachians
33.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2840JamesRoanokeMississippiAppalachian Ridges
7.Chiricahua Peak9759YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
50.Choctaw Lookout Tower660MississippiAlabamaPearl [MS-LA]Piedmont-Southeast Coast
40.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2380Colorado [TX]GuadalupeNuecesGreat Plains
14.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444YaquiWilcox PlayaColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
5.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9920ColoradoColumbiaGreat BasinWestern Rocky Mountains
1.Crumbly Spire13,240South San Joaquin BasinOwens ValleySan JoaquinSierra Nevada
13.Desert Ridge6995KlamathRogueUmpquaCascade Range
17.Dishpan Gap North5892SkagitSnohomishColumbiaCascade Range
39.Guadalupe Benchmark2383GuadalupeNuecesSan AntonioGreat Plains
2.Headwaters Hill11,862Rio GrandeMississippiColoradoSouthern Rocky Mountains
41.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2106HousatonicHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
52.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide630JamesChowanRoanokePiedmont-Southeast Coast
48.Kernersville Triple Divide1010Cape FearRoanokePee DeePiedmont-Southeast Coast
20.Little Tejon4760Great BasinSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges
32.Long Mountain3200AlabamaApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
46.Lula Triple Divide1340SavannahAltamahaApalachicolaPiedmont-Southeast Coast
12.Miller Mountain7513KlamathUmpquaColumbiaCascade Range
21.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide4740BrazosMississippiRio GrandeGreat Plains
35.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2800RoanokePee DeeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
27.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3720Pee DeeSanteeMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
33.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2840PotomacMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
49.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide700SabineTrinityMississippiGreat Plains
23.Mount Field4320SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
25.Mount Field-Northwest Summit4280SacoMerrimackConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
15.Mount Washington6288AndroscogginSacoConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
19.Mud Lake East5210Great BasinKlamathSacramentoGreat Basin Ranges
16.North Skylight Ridge6234EelKlamathSacramentoNorthwest U.S. Coast Ranges
9.Oregon Buttes8558Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies
44.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope1680RappahannockMattaponiJamesBlue Ridge Mountains
38.Potter County Triple Divide Point2520St. LawrenceMississippiSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
4.Reeds Peak10,015Rio GrandeChihuahua BasinsColoradoSouthwest Basins and Ranges
22.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide4480BrazosColorado [TX]Rio GrandeGreat Plains
51.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide640NeuseRoanokeTarPiedmont-Southeast Coast
29.Salmon Mountain3400St. LawrenceAndroscogginConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
28.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak3520SanteeSavannahMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains
8.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749Santa MariaSanta ClaraSouth San Joaquin BasinCentral and Southern California Ranges
45.South Crow Hill1640St. LawrenceHudsonSusquehannaAppalachian Plateaus
10.South Great Divide Basin Peak8480Great Divide BasinColoradoMississippiSouthern Rocky Mountains
18.Sproats Meadow Northwest5700Great BasinKlamathColumbiaGreat Basin Ranges
31.Styles Peak-North Peak3287St. LawrenceHudsonConnecticutNorthern U.S. Appalachians
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,600ColoradoColumbiaMississippiGreater Yellowstone Rockies
43.Three Way Watershed Marker1730MississippiSt. LawrenceNelsonMidwest-Great Lakes Area
47.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1250BrazosTrinityMississippiGreat Plains
11.Triple Divide Peak8020MississippiColumbiaNelsonCentral Montana Rocky Mountains
23.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge4320JamesMississippiPotomacAppalachian Ridges
6.Winnemucca Lake Southeast9800Great BasinSacramentoSan JoaquinSierra Nevada
36.Woodchuck Hill2680DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus
37.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak2660DelawareSusquehannaHudsonAppalachian Plateaus
26.Young Lick Knob3800SavannahApalachicolaMississippiBlue Ridge Mountains

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List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.


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