White Butte


White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota at 3506 feet, is located about 6.5 miles from Amidon in Slope County.  The county is the least populated in North Dakota with fewer than 750 residents (for a density of less than 1 person/square mile).  White Butte is part of the Chalky Buttes which can be seen east of US 85.  However, the best viewing location for White Butte is from the dirt road running north-south about 4 miles east of US 85.

White Butte is located on private property within the Little Missouri National Grasslands.

The was no visible evidence of oil exploration in the vicinity of White Butte at the time of the visit.  Review of GIS data indicates the presence of a dry hole several miles south west of the butte.

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