Black Mountain (Washington County, New York) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBlack Mountain
|Elevation||2640+ ft (805+ m) NGVD 29|
|Prominence||2,280 ft (690 m)|
|Location||Washington County, New York|
|Parent range||Adirondack Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Shelving Rock|
Black Mountain is a mountain located in Washington County, New York, of which its peak is the highest point. Isolated from the rest of the Adirondack Mountains by Lake George, Black Mtn. has the seventh highest topographic prominence of all the mountains in New York.
Black Mountain stands within the watershed of Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The northwest and south sides of Black Mtn. drain into Lake George, thence into La Chute River, and Lake Champlain. The northeast side of Black Mtn. drains into Pike Brook, thence into the South Bay of Lake Champlain.
Black Mountain is within New York's Adirondack Park.
On the top of Black Mountain is a weather station and wind turbine as well as a fire tower that is now out of commission and has been fenced off from the public.
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