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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 Hills2911869 
2.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland83817 
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills76355 
4.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills68323 
5.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains61910 
 Harding or East Short Pine Hills4000West-Central Dakota Plains5804 
6.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills51760 
7.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains49730 
8.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains4906 
9.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains4416 
10.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains4055 
11.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains3856 
12.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains35313 
13.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains3158 
14.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains30319 
15.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland2988 
16.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains27013 
17.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains2606 
18.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland2506 
19.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains24010 
20.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains2325 
21.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains23127 
22.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains2268 
23.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains22213 
24.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2097 
25.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains2024 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains2874 
26.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1808 
27.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1785 
28.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland1709 
29.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland1605 
29.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland1609 
29.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills16027 
32.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains1555 
32.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains15517 
34.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland1507 
35.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland12515 
36.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland1205 
37.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains1116 
38.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains11010 
39.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1035 
40.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains944 
41.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains919 
42.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland9010 
43.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland855 
43.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland854 
45.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains705 
46.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains604 
47.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland5523 
48.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland508 
48.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains505 
48.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland508 
48.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland507 
48.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains506 
53.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains467 
54.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains4510 
55.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains406 
55.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains406 
57.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains285 
58.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains178 
59.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland157 
59.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains1515 
61.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland86 
62.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland58 
63.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains016 
63.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland05 
63.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland04 
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East Central Dakota Plains 1 
63.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains05 

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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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