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South Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.PenningtonHarney Peak7242Southern Black Hills2922
2.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills763
4.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills683
5.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains629
6.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills517
7.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains497
8.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441
9.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains405
10.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains385
11.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains353
12.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains315
13.ShannonShannon County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains303
14.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland298
15.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains270
16.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250
17.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains240
18.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232
19.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains231
20.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226
21.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains209
22.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains180
23.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills160
23.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland160
25.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains155
25.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155
27.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland150
28.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125
29.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland120
30.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains110
31.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains103
32.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains91
33.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland90
34.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85
34.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland85
36.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains70
37.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland55
38.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains50
38.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains50
38.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland50
38.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland50
42.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains46
43.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45
44.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains40
44.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains40
46.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains28
47.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains15
49.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland8
50.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland5
51.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0
51.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0
53.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 
53.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains287
53.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains 
53.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains 
53.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains 
53.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains 
53.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland 
53.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland 
53.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains 
53.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland 
53.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland 
53.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains 
53.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland 
53.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland 
 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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