Black Mountain Lookout Tower – Bighorn National Forest WY

Description

The Black Mountain Lookout Tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was completed in 1940. The tower is 14′x14′ with a catwalk on a stone foundation. It functioned as the lookout for the north end of Bighorn National Forest. No longer in use, the tower remains a popular hiking destination.

In the summer of 2014 the U.S. Forest Service partnered with non-profit HistoriCorps to sponsor extensive rehabilitation work on the tower. Volunteers completed a variety of tasks with the intention of the tower becoming a rental cabin or interpretive site.

Source notes

http://historicorps.org/blackmountain/
http://www.nhlr.org/lookouts/Lookout.aspx?id=379
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/ccc/ccc/chap4.htm#41 *

*No explicit reference to Black Mountain, but it details other projects in the Bighorn National Forest

Project originally submitted by Natalie Heneghan on November 21, 2014.

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Location Info


Bighorn National Forest
WY

Coordinates: 44.5333333, -107.350000

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