Lone Butte BC, situated in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, is located 25 km (15.5 mi) southeast of 100 Mile House, on Highway 24. The community’s wooden water tower beside the railway tracks is one of the last existing structures of its kind in British Columbia. It was built, circa 1920, to service the steam locomotives of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway that took the cattle to market and was the hub of the South Cariboo. Open Victoria Day weekend in May to Thanksgiving Weekend in October.
Lone Butte is located on the access route (Highway 24 “The Fishing Highway”) to hundreds of lakes in the Interlakes District. The largest of these lakes are Bridge Lake and Sheridan Lake, which hold spectacular-sized rainbow trout in the 14 to 16-pound range. The best time to try your luck here is as soon as the ice is off the lakes in May. Mayfly hatch brings out the fly fishers for rainbow trout as well as burbot.