About This Campground
Diamond Butte Lookout is perched atop a 30-foot masonry tower on Diamond Butte at an altitude of 4,245 feet in the Custer National Forest approximately 40 miles from Ashland, Montana. The lookout was moved from its original location of Yeager Butte in 1958 and was an active fire lookout until 2001.…
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Beautiful, easy drive in if the weather's fair. You can drive right up to the lookout and pack your equipment up the stairs. Pretty roomy as far as lookouts go and since it's the plains you can see forever. Tons of hiking nearby and I heard critters all night. Facilities clean and well maintained.…
Diamond Butte Lookout is located in Montana
From Ashland, Montana: travel east on State Highway 212 for approximately 3 miles. Turn south onto Otter Creek Road hwy 484 and travel 20 miles. Just past the Fort Howes Work Center, turn east onto Taylor Creek Road and travel 12 miles to Sonnette Divide Road. Turn north onto the Sonnette Divide Road for 2 miles then turn east on the Diamond Butte Lookout Road. Travel 1 mile to the lookout.