Black Mountain Lookout is on the Bighorn National Forest 20 miles west of Sheridan and was constructed in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and used until the 1980’s. The lookout is an L4 or “Aladdin” design on a stone foundation. Located on an exposed rock pinnacle the tower is in need of maintenance and repair. The Bighorn National Forest and HistoriCorps are: re-shingling the roof, repairing the log railing and catwalk, replacing two doors, and staining the building exterior and the shutters.
For more information visit the Black Mountain HistoriCorps web site.