US State Low Point Idea

Alaska, Pacific Ocean

The list and map links still go to my state highpoint pages, but the roll-over data is correct. This is only an idea right now. I am thinking about a road trip to all 50 state low points. This is not as easy as it sounds. It would require 2 flights, 13,000 miles and 250 hours of driving, plus some hiking time. A traveling companion would be good to help with the driving. So far, I have reached the green states low points.

Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, 0 ft Arkansas, Quachita River at the Louisiana border, near Felsenthal, 55 ft. Arizona, Colorado River at the Mexican border, 70 ft. California, Death Valley at Badwater, -282 ft. Colorado, Arikaree River at the Kansas border, near the Nebraska border, 3315 ft. Connecticut, Long Island Sound, 0 ft. Delaware, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Florida, Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Georgia, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Hawaii 2001, Pacific Ocean, 0 ft. Idaho, Snake River at the Washington border, near Lewiston, 710 ft. Illinois, Confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, near Cairo, 279 ft. Indiana, Confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers, near Mount Vernon, 320 ft. Iowa, Confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers near Keokuk, 480 ft. Kansas, Verdigris River at the Oklahoma border, 679 ft. Kentucky, Mississippi River at the Tennessee border, 257 ft. Louisiana 2008, Ponchartrain Park, New Orleans, -8 ft. Maine, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Maryland, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Massachusetts, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Michigan, Lake Erie, 571 ft. Michigan, Lake Erie, 571 ft. Minnesota, Lake Superior, 601 ft. Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, 0 ft. Missouri, St. Francis River at the Arkansas River near Kennett, 230 ft. Montana, Kootenai River at the Idaho River, near Troy, 1800 ft. Nebraska, Missouri River at the Kansas border, 840 ft. Nevada, Colorado River at the California border, 479 ft. North Carolina, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. North Dakota, Red River at the Canadian border, 750 ft. New Hampshire, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. New Jersey, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. New Mexico, Pecos River at the Texas border, 2842 ft. New York, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Long Island, New York, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Ohio, Confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers, 455 ft. Oklahoma, Little River at the Arkansas border, 289 ft. Oregon, Pacific Ocean, 0 ft. Pennsylvania, Delaware River near the Delaware border, 0 ft. Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. South Carolina, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. South Dakota, Minnesota River at Big Stone Lake on the Minnesota border, 966 ft. Tennessee, Mississippi River at the Mississippi border, 178 ft. Texas, Gulf of Mexico or lake near where Rio Grande enters the Gulf of Mexico 0 or -2 ft. Utah, Beaver Dam Wash at the Arizona border, 2178 ft., maybe Vermont, Lake Champlain, 95 ft. Virginia, Atlantic Ocean, 0 ft. Washington DC, Potomac River, 1 ft. Washington State, Pacific Ocean, 0 ft. Wisconsin, Lake Michigan, 579 ft. West Virginia, Potomac River at the Virginia border near Harpers Ferry, 240 ft. Wyoming, Belle Fourche River at the South Dakota border, 3099 ft.

Visited 7 states (1 through 7) before 2007.
See also my 43 state HIGH points.

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.   - Daniel Boone

The mountains are calling and I must go.   - John Muir