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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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1.PenningtonHarney Peak7242Southern Black Hills2942
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills537
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills800
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5480Northern Black Hills200
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills683
6.ButteThe Brakes4060Bear Lodge Mountains280
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 Point3182West-Central Dakota Plains107
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2840Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains165
13.MelletteMellette County High Point2840Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains80
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2739West-Central Dakota Plains303
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains120
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 Point2370Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains90
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains497
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains395
24.PotterPotter County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains325
25.HydeHyde County High Point2210East Central Dakota Plains 
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2190East Central Dakota Plains 
28.CampbellCampbell County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains415
29.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2120East Central Dakota Plains70
32.BruleBijou Hills2110East Central Dakota Plains290
33.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2090Sioux River Upland180
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point2090Sioux River Upland140
35.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226
36.GrantGrant County High Point2070Sioux River Upland110
37.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains 
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45
38.DayDay County High Point2050Sioux River Upland 
38.DeuelDeuel County High Point2050Sioux River Upland 
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains180
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2030East Central Dakota Plains60
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 Point1910East Central Dakota Plains363
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1910East Central Dakota Plains25
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85
49.BeadleBeadle County High Point1890East Central Dakota Plains70
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland 
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1830Sioux River Upland65
54.MinerMiner County High Point1810Sioux River Upland95
55.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1790Sioux River Upland70
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1750Sioux River Upland308
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 Point1550Sioux River Upland70
62.BrownBrown County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains33
63.ClayClay County High Point1510Sioux River Upland170
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155
65.HansonHanson County High Point1430Sioux River Upland13
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux 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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