In the Teton Wilderness Area, Wyoming, a small creek splits and connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the Parting of the Waters

small creek splits the US in two and connects the atlantic and pacific oceans
A small creek splits the US in two and connects the atlantic and pacific oceans. Picture: Reddit

The Pacific creek starting in the Teton Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming parts the USA in two at an unusual hydrologic site called the Parting of the Waters.

And amazingly, this small river separates the USA in two and links the Atlantic with the Pacific oceans.

Yes! No matter how hard you try not to, you will have to cross this creek to go from North to South or vice versa.

Parting of the Waters in Moran, Wyoming
Parting of the Waters in Moran, Wyoming. Picture: Via Wikimedia

The place where this creek divides into two similar flows is called the Parting of the Waters.

At this point, the creek flows to the East 3,488 miles (5,613 km) to the Atlantic Ocean via Atlantic Creek and the Yellowstone, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and to the West 1,353 miles (2,177 km) to the Pacific Ocean via Pacific Creek and the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

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  1. Why do you credit Reddit for all of the photos when only one of them actually came from Reddit? The map is the only thing that was on that Reddit post. The other 2 photos were linked in a 22 Words post earlier this week that actually cited the proper sources, though you didn’t source 22 Words or the original sources in your post.

    • Sorry but the second thread on reddit is a twitter picture showing my second picture that I found on Reddit! But cool that you send other sources. Thank you!