Diamond Butte Lookout/Cabin

  

Diamond Butte Lookout is perched atop 30 foot masonry tower to take in the view of the surrounding countryside. The lookout is furnished with a table, chair and 3 beds with mattresses.

No electricity and no water. Propane cook stove with oven, propane lights, propane heater and a few cooking and eating utensils.

Accessiblity:  Road does not go directly to lookout - hike 200 feet up a steep hill to reach lookout. There is a wagon in the basement to help haul gear.

No garbage service - pack it in, pack it out.

Please store food, coolers and garbage in the lookout.  The Forest Service does not provide cleaning services or garbage removal for this cabin.

Cleaning and trash removal is each renters responsibility and your efforts are appreciated in keeping the lookout clean for the next user.

Note:  Lookout is closed June - September, and is used as an active fire lookout for the Ashland Ranger District.

At a Glance

Reservations: Lookout can only be reserved up to 180 days in advance. Max. stay is 4 days.reserve by Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov
Fees $25/night with maximum stay of 4 nights
Open Season: Sept. - June
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Sept - November
Busiest Season: Sept. - November
Closest Towns: Ashland, MT
Water: No Water Available
Restroom: Vault Toliet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Ashland, MT travel east on Hwy 212 for approximately 3 miles. Turn right on Otter Creek Road (Hwy 484) and travel 20 miles south. Just past the Fort Howes Work Center, turn left onto Taylor Creek Road and travel east 12 miles to Sonnette Divide Road. Turn left on Sonnette Divide Road, travel north for 2 miles and turn right on the Diamond Butte Lookout Road (Forest Trail 4001). Travel 1 mile to the gate. Hike 200 feet up steep hill to lookout.


Accessibility:

Road does not go directly to lookout renters will need to hike 200 feet up a steep hill to reach lookout.

There is a wagon in the basement to help haul gear.

Parking and a handicapped accessible vault toilet is located at the gate 200 feet below lookout.


Parking:

Parking and a handicapped accessible vault toilet is located at the gate 200 feet below lookout.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.24917

  Longitude : 
-105.93276

  Elevation : 
4245

 



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