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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.PenningtonHarney Peak2207Southern Black Hills890
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower2175Northern Black Hills157
3.CusterSylvan Hill2134Southern Black Hills233
4.MeadeMeade County High Point1664Northern Black Hills49
5.Fall RiverParker Peak1478Southern Black Hills209
6.ButteThe Brakes1231Bear Lodge Mountains73
7.HardingHarding Peak1225West-Central Dakota Plains192
8.ShannonShannon County High Point1133Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains92
9.BennettBennett County High Point1109Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains32
10.JacksonJackson County High Point1060Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains5
11.ToddTodd County High Point1009Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point965West-Central Dakota Plains28
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point863Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains48
14.MelletteMellette County High Point860Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains13
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point832West-Central Dakota Plains 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte830West-Central Dakota Plains88
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte826West-Central Dakota Plains34
17.TrippTripp County High Point806Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains29
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte767Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains71
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark750West-Central Dakota Plains14
20.StanleyStanley County High Point726Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains64
21.GregoryGregory County High Point719Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains21
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark689Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains151
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point680East Central Dakota Plains118
24.PotterPotter County High Point677East Central Dakota Plains96
25.HydeHyde County High Point671East Central Dakota Plains150
26.HandRocky Benchmark670East Central Dakota Plains71
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point664East Central Dakota Plains18
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point651Sioux River Upland256
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains123
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains135
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point643East Central Dakota Plains15
32.BruleBijou Hills640East Central Dakota Plains82
33.SullySully Buttes635East Central Dakota Plains69
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound634Sioux River Upland49
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point634Sioux River Upland37
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point628East Central Dakota Plains79
36.GrantGrant County High Point628Sioux River Upland28
38.HughesHughes County High Point625East Central Dakota Plains14
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point622Sioux River Upland52
39.DayDay County High Point622Sioux River Upland 
41.FaulkWaters Hill620East Central Dakota Plains55
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark616East Central Dakota Plains12
43.AuroraAurora County High Point610East Central Dakota Plains68
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point607Sioux River Upland5
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point594Sioux River Upland1
46.ClarkClark County High Point588Sioux River Upland49
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point579East Central Dakota Plains107
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point579East Central Dakota Plains4
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point576Sioux River Upland26
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point573East Central Dakota Plains15
51.LakeLake County High Point570Sioux River Upland54
51.McCookMcCook County High Point570Sioux River Upland38
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point555Sioux River Upland17
54.MinerMiner County High Point549Sioux River Upland26
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point549East Central Dakota Plains0
56.MoodyMoody County High Point543Sioux River Upland16
57.TurnerTurner County High Point530Sioux River Upland90
58.DavisonDavison County High Point517East Central Dakota Plains34
59.YanktonYankton County High Point512Sioux River Upland15
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point477Sioux River Upland76
61.UnionUnion County High Point469Sioux River Upland15
62.BrownBrown County High Point465East Central Dakota Plains9
63.ClayClay County High Point457Sioux River Upland46
64.SpinkBald Mountain451East Central Dakota Plains47
65.HansonHanson County High Point434Sioux River Upland2
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point418Sioux River Upland 
 Sanborn or Pony Hills419East 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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