Rivers and Lakes Map of the United States

Rivers and Lakes Map of the United States

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The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States at 2,540 miles long. Together with the Mississippi River, it forms the fourth-largest river system in the world. The Map of this River begins in Western Montana and flows to the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. The Mississippi River is the 2nd longest river in North America. It has a total length of 2,339 miles (3,765 km) from its source to the sea. It starts flowing in the state of Minnesota and flows south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Top 10 US Rivers by Length

Rank River Length (mi) Length (km) Source Mouth
1 Mississippi River 2,340 3,766 Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico
2 Missouri River 2,341 3,767 Red Rock Lakes, Montana Mississippi River
3 Yukon River 1,980 3,185 Atlin Lake, Canada Bering Sea
4 Rio Grande 1,885 3,034 Grays Peak, San Juan Mountains, Colorado Gulf of Mexico
5 Arkansas River 1,465 2,358 Tenmile Creek, Leadville, Colorado Mississippi River
6 Colorado River 1,450 2,334 La Poudre Pass, Rocky Mountains Gulf of California
7 Columbia River 1,243 2,001 Columbia Lake, British Columbia Pacific Ocean
8 Red River 1,360 2,190 Palo Duro Canyon, Texas Mississippi River
9 Tennessee River 652 1,049 Lick Creek, Macon County, North Carolina Ohio River
10 Snake River 1,040 1,674 Jackson Hole, Wyoming Columbia River

* The source for the length of the rivers in this article is the USGS.

The Great Lakes is a series of lakes that includes the five largest lakes in the United States: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. They are located in the northern Midwest along the border between the United States and Canada. All Great Lakes Combined Create the world’s largest collection of freshwater lakes. They cover over 94,000 square miles of surface area and have 11,000 miles of shoreline.

The Great Salt Lake is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Utah. It is the largest lake in the United States, not part of the Great Lakes. It covers a total area of 1,700 square miles. The Jordan, Weber, and Bear rivers are the three major tributaries to the lake. It is even saltier than the ocean.

Top 5 Largest Lakes by Area in the United States

  1. The Lake Superior – 31,700 sq. miles
  2. Lake Huron – 23,000 sq. miles
  3. The Lake Michigan – 22,300 sq. miles
  4. Lake Erie – 9,910 sq. miles
  5. Lake Ontario – 7,340 sq. miles