Butte is located on Hwy 24, 20 km (12.5 miles) south east of 100
Mile House, named after the 250-high butte, remnants of an ancient
volcano. Lone Butte was once the largest community in the South
Cariboo dating back to the late 1800's.
Little is left of the historic Lone Butte. The hospital is gone,
as is the Lone Butte Hotel, mill, stockyards, and railway services
that once drove the economy.
All that is left of the past is the wooden water tower dating back
to the 1920's; this was used to service steam locomotives operating
for the Pacific Great Eastern Railroad.
Today, Lone Butte is a quiet town servicing the fishers and tourists
visiting the area. There are a few shops, restaurants, café
and the famous Iron Horse Pub that is a very large log building
that has to be seen to be believed.
To get a great panoramic view of Lone Butte you can climb up the
old volcanic butte for one of the nicest views in the south Cariboo.
Lone Butte sits at the western end of Hwy 24, 'The Fishing Hwy'.
This 97 km (61 miles) highway will allow access to at least 200
lakes with the best fly fishing in North America.
Resorts in Area
One lake that is 15 km (9.4 miles) south of Lone Butte is Green
Lake. Named for its brilliant green colour, Green Lake is approximately
14 km (9 miles) long. The lake has great fishing, swimming, boating,
bird and wildlife watching.
Lake Provincial Park
There is a provincial park at Green Lake, complete with boat launch
and campground facility.
For guide assistance, there are various dude ranches, resorts and
private campgrounds available around the lake.