Butt Mountain Lookout
US 997, VA 11
Photo by Wes Alvin

Photo by Wes Alvin

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 997, VA 11 (view other lookouts in United States, Virginia)
Date Registered March 14, 2014
Nominated by Wes Alvin
Location Giles County, Virginia
Coordinates N 37° 22.146' W 080° 37.391' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 22' 09" W 080° 37' 23"
N 37.369108° W 080.623179°
Elevation 4,225 ft (1,288 m)
Administered by Jefferson National Forest


Butt Mountain Lookout is a steel tower with wooden steps. The tower is currently in poor condition, with the cab floor rotted out and the bottom flights of stairs removed.


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Visit Reports

January 3, 2017: Kristen Reynolds


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? No
Stairs OK? No
Glass intact? No
Good condition? No
Comments: Missing the bottom two flights of stairs. Numerous holes in cab from guns & bb guns. All windows missing. Cab floor missing.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Gate 1/2 mile from tower. Vigorous Jeep trail to get to tower. A high clearance 4WD vehicle is required.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No