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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
1.PenningtonHarney Peak7242Southern Black Hills2932
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills527
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills781
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5470Northern Black Hills180
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills683
6.ButteThe Brakes4050Bear Lodge Mountains260
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains629
8.ShannonShannon County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains303
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains103
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3174West-Central Dakota Plains99
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2835Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains160
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains60
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2731West-Central Dakota Plains295
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains115
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains231
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains46
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains209
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2365Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains80
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains497
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2235East Central Dakota Plains390
24.PotterPotter County High Point2225East Central Dakota Plains320
25.HydeHyde County High Point2205East Central Dakota Plains 
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2185East Central Dakota Plains 
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838
28.CampbellCampbell County High Point2135East Central Dakota Plains410
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2115East Central Dakota Plains60
32.BruleBijou Hills2105East Central Dakota Plains280
33.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2085Sioux River Upland170
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point2085Sioux River Upland130
35.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226
36.GrantGrant County High Point2065Sioux River Upland100
37.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains 
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45
39.DayDay County High Point2045Sioux River Upland 
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2045Sioux River Upland 
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains180
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2025East Central Dakota Plains50
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains 
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland5
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland 
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1905East Central Dakota Plains358
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1905East Central Dakota Plains20
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1885East Central Dakota Plains60
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland 
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1825Sioux River Upland60
54.MinerMiner County High Point1805Sioux River Upland90
55.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1785Sioux River Upland60
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1745Sioux River Upland303
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains 
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland 
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250
61.UnionUnion County High Point1545Sioux River Upland60
62.BrownBrown County High Point1527East Central Dakota Plains30
63.ClayClay County High Point1505Sioux River Upland160
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155
65.HansonHanson County High Point1427Sioux River Upland10
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1375Sioux River Upland 
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1377East Central Dakota Plains 

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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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