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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
Ascent Date
 AuroraAurora County High Point610East Central Dakota Plains  
 SpinkBald Mountain451East Central Dakota Plains47 
 BeadleBeadle County High Point576East Central Dakota Plains21 
 BennettBennett County High Point1109Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains32 
 BruleBijou Hills643East Central Dakota Plains88 
 Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point582East Central Dakota Plains110 
 BrookingsBrookings County High Point607Sioux River Upland5 
 BrownBrown County High Point467East Central Dakota Plains11 
 CampbellCampbell County High Point652East Central Dakota Plains126 
 Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains135 
 ClarkClark County High Point588Sioux River Upland  
 ClayClay County High Point460Sioux River Upland52 
 LawrenceCrooks Tower2175Northern Black Hills1632002-06-08
 DavisonDavison County High Point517East Central Dakota Plains  
 DayDay County High Point625Sioux River Upland  
 DeuelDeuel County High Point625Sioux River Upland  
 DouglasDouglas County High Point549East Central Dakota Plains0 
 BuffaloEden Benchmark619East Central Dakota Plains18 
 EdmundsEdmunds County High Point646East Central Dakota Plains21 
 GrantGrant County High Point631Sioux River Upland34 
 GregoryGregory County High Point722Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains27 
 HaakonHaakon County High Point866Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains51 
 HamlinHamlin County High Point594Sioux River Upland1 
 HansonHanson County High Point436Sioux River Upland4 
 HardingHarding Peak1225West-Central Dakota Plains192 
 PenningtonHarney Peak2207Southern Black Hills896Unknown
 HughesHughes County High Point625East Central Dakota Plains14 
 HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point582East Central Dakota Plains7 
 HydeHyde County High Point674East Central Dakota Plains  
 JacksonJackson County High Point1060Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
 JerauldJerauld County High Point628East Central Dakota Plains  
 KingsburyKingsbury County High Point576Sioux River Upland26 
 LakeLake County High Point570Sioux River Upland  
 DeweyLantry Benchmark750West-Central Dakota Plains14 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point477Sioux River Upland76 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point637Sioux River Upland43 
 McCookMcCook County High Point570Sioux River Upland38 
 McPhersonMcPherson County High Point667East Central Dakota Plains  
 MeadeMeade County High Point1670Northern Black Hills612004-01-01
 LymanMedicine Benchmark689Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains151 
 MelletteMellette County High Point866Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains25 
 MinerMiner County High Point552Sioux River Upland29 
 MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point558Sioux River Upland20 
 MoodyMoody County High Point546Sioux River Upland22 
 Fall RiverParker Peak1478Southern Black Hills2092007-05-24
 PerkinsPerkins County High Point970West-Central Dakota Plains33 
 PotterPotter County High Point680East Central Dakota Plains99 
 CodingtonPunished Womans Mound637Sioux River Upland55 
 RobertsRoberts County High Point651Sioux River Upland256 
 HandRocky Benchmark670East Central Dakota Plains71 
 SanbornSanborn County High Point418Sioux River Upland  
 ShannonShannon County High Point1133Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains92 
 StanleyStanley County High Point726Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains64 
 SullySully Buttes635East Central Dakota Plains69 
 CusterSylvan Hill2134Southern Black Hills2442003-06-09
 ButteThe Brakes1237Bear Lodge Mountains85 
 CorsonThunder Hawk Butte826West-Central Dakota Plains37 
 ToddTodd County High Point1009Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0 
 TrippTripp County High Point806Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
 TurnerTurner County High Point533Sioux River Upland93 
 UnionUnion County High Point472Sioux River Upland21 
 WalworthWalworth County High Point683East Central Dakota Plains121 
 FaulkWaters Hill620East Central Dakota Plains55 
 JonesWhite Clay Butte767Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains71 
 YanktonYankton County High Point512Sioux River Upland  
 ZiebachZiebach County High Point832West-Central Dakota Plains  
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte835West-Central Dakota Plains93 

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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