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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 5) Prom-M
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Ascent Date
1.PenningtonHarney Peak2207Southern Black Hills896 
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower2175Northern Black Hills163 
3.CusterSylvan Hill2134Southern Black Hills244 
4.MeadeMeade County High Point1670Northern Black Hills61 
5.Fall RiverParker Peak1478Southern Black Hills209 
6.ButteThe Brakes1237Bear Lodge Mountains85 
7.HardingHarding Peak1225West-Central Dakota Plains192 
8.ShannonShannon County High Point1133Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains92 
9.BennettBennett County High Point1109Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains32 
10.JacksonJackson County High Point1060Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
11.ToddTodd County High Point1009Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0 
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point970West-Central Dakota Plains33 
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point866Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains51 
13.MelletteMellette County High Point866Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains25 
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point832West-Central Dakota Plains  
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte835West-Central Dakota Plains93 
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte826West-Central Dakota Plains37 
17.TrippTripp County High Point806Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte767Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains71 
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark750West-Central Dakota Plains14 
20.StanleyStanley County High Point726Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains64 
21.GregoryGregory County High Point722Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains27 
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark689Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains151 
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point683East Central Dakota Plains121 
24.PotterPotter County High Point680East Central Dakota Plains99 
25.HydeHyde County High Point674East Central Dakota Plains  
26.HandRocky Benchmark670East Central Dakota Plains71 
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point667East Central Dakota Plains  
28.CampbellCampbell County High Point652East Central Dakota Plains126 
29.RobertsRoberts County High Point651Sioux River Upland256 
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains135 
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point646East Central Dakota Plains21 
32.BruleBijou Hills643East Central Dakota Plains88 
33.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound637Sioux River Upland55 
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point637Sioux River Upland43 
35.SullySully Buttes635East Central Dakota Plains69 
36.GrantGrant County High Point631Sioux River Upland34 
37.JerauldJerauld County High Point628East Central Dakota Plains  
38.HughesHughes County High Point625East Central Dakota Plains14 
38.DayDay County High Point625Sioux River Upland  
38.DeuelDeuel County High Point625Sioux River Upland  
41.FaulkWaters Hill620East Central Dakota Plains55 
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark619East Central Dakota Plains18 
43.AuroraAurora County High Point610East Central Dakota Plains  
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point607Sioux River Upland5 
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point594Sioux River Upland1 
46.ClarkClark County High Point588Sioux River Upland  
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point582East Central Dakota Plains110 
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point582East Central Dakota Plains7 
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point576Sioux River Upland26 
49.BeadleBeadle County High Point576East Central Dakota Plains21 
51.McCookMcCook County High Point570Sioux River Upland38 
51.LakeLake County High Point570Sioux River Upland  
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point558Sioux River Upland20 
54.MinerMiner County High Point552Sioux River Upland29 
55.DouglasDouglas County High Point549East Central Dakota Plains0 
56.MoodyMoody County High Point546Sioux River Upland22 
57.TurnerTurner County High Point533Sioux River Upland93 
58.DavisonDavison County High Point517East Central Dakota Plains  
59.YanktonYankton County High Point512Sioux River Upland  
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point477Sioux River Upland76 
61.UnionUnion County High Point472Sioux River Upland21 
62.BrownBrown County High Point467East Central Dakota Plains11 
63.ClayClay County High Point460Sioux River Upland52 
64.SpinkBald Mountain451East Central Dakota Plains47 
65.HansonHanson County High Point436Sioux River Upland4 
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point418Sioux River Upland  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in South Dakota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1994 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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