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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains35314
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains1516
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland855
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains506
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1785
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland12516
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland5523
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains017
54.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland855
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland507
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland2988
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains1116
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland507
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland2506
61.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland5010
62.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains286
63.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland1509
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains1556
65.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland86
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland05
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East Central Dakota Plains 2
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak7231Southern Black Hills29111118
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills51765
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills76364
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills16032
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills68323
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains24013
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains61912
 Harding or East Short Pine Hills4000West-Central Dakota Plains5805
8.Oglala LakotaBell Benchmark3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains30322
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1036
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1711
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains06
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains9110
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains15519
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains407
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains2025
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains2874
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains11012
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains945
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains23127
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains468
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2097
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains705
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains49732
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains3857
24.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains3157
25.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains4906
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains2325
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains605
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland83819
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains4056
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains4416
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains506
32.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains27014
33.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains2268
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland1206
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland16012
36.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland9011
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains2606
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains459
39.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland06
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland1708
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1808
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains406
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains22212
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland158
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland58
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland1605

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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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