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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak7231Southern Black Hills2911
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills517
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills763
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills160
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills683
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains240
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains619
 Harding or East Short Pine Hills4000West-Central Dakota Plains580
8.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains303
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains103
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains17
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains91
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains155
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains40
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains202
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains287
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains110
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains94
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 Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains70
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains497
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains385
24.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains315
25.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains490
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains60
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains405
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains50
32.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains270
33.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland120
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland160
36.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland90
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains260
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45
39.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland0
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland170
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains180
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains40
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains222
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland5
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland160
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains353
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains15
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains50
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland178
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland55
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0
54.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland85
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland50
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland298
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains111
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland50
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250
61.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland50
62.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains28
63.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland150
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155
65.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland8
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland0
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East 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.


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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