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South Dakota County High Points

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RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak7231Southern Black Hills29111006 
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills51764 
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills76360 
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills16031 
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills68323 
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains24012 
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains61912 
 Harding or East Short Pine Hills4000West-Central Dakota Plains5805 
8.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains30320 
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1036 
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains179 
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 Plains15517 
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 Plains49731 
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 Upland83818 
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 
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 

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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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