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

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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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