Spear-O Mountain Campus

Spear-O Mountain Campus is nestled in the Bighorn National Forest at 8,300 ft., a mere 5,000 ft. below the highest peak in the Bighorn Mountains. Spear-O’s main lodge houses a dining hall, kitchen, library, and large sitting area with a 7 ft. fireplace. The 16-acre campus also has 11 cabins, classroom/meeting room, horse corrals, and numerous out buildings. Additionally, Spear-O maintains a backcountry field station at Beaver Lakes, which is a day’s horseback ride or hike from the Mountain Campus.


Environmental research space in the wilderness

The Bighorn Mountains are an exceptional system for study, largely because the mountains offer protected wilderness and geographically-isolated populations. As a part of the Mountain Campus, the Beaver Lakes Field Station is a remote location in close proximity to the surrounding Cloud Peak Wilderness Area and the associated high alpine areas. Researchers from around the nation are invited to establish research activities at the field station.






Latitude 44-33’03” N Longitude 107-12’37” W

Located in the heart of the Bighorn Mountains,
SE edge of Park Reservoir

28 Miles – Approx 1 hour – 4WD recommended

From the Sheridan College Campus at
1 Whitney Way in Sheridan, WY

South on US 87 / Coffeen Ave
3.3 miles