Black Mountain Fire Tower
US 1276, NY 44
August 13, 2017 photo

August 13, 2017 photo - courtesy of Laurie Rankin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1276, NY 44 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered April 3, 2018
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Black Mountain Section of the Lake George Wild Forest Adirondack Park
Washington County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 36.413' W 073° 31.860' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 36' 25" W 073° 31' 52"
N 43.606891° W 073.531005°
Elevation 2,665 ft (812 m)
Built 1918
Administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators New York State Police


The 35-foot steel fire tower on Black Mountain was erected in 1918 for fire spotting purposes. It remained in use until 1988 when it was officially closed. At that time additional reinforcement was made to the fire tower to add a 39' foot extension for state police communications, making the modified tower a total of 80-feet tall. The fire tower is currently closed to the public. There is a modular building at its base, surrounded by fencing.


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