National Parks / Natural World
General Butler Park Carrollton
Where are we going today?
Kentucky is full of amazing places and surprises, and General Butler Park will surprise you because it's SO much more than a park!
There are a host of fun activities and adventures just waiting for families of all ages - are you excited to hear all about it? Let's go then!
Maybe you're an active family who love getting right into the thick of nature? General Butler Park has a 4.5 mile mountain biking trail for those skilled riders, or if you like to take it a little easier, there are two nature trails to stretch your legs on.
With a beautiful lake within the park, it would seem a shame to not enjoy it! Catfish, crappie and bass are just some of the fish you can catch on the 30 acre Butler Lake, and you can enjoy it all year round!
Spend a day on the lake in a canoe or rowboat, which are available seasonally at the Boat Dock, and pedal boating is a popular past time too.
General Butler Park also has a resort and camping which is always a popular option, because guests of the lodge can enjoy extra activities such as tennis and swimming.
You can also enjoy tours of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House if you are in the area from May to November. Kids under 6 are free so why not enjoy a bit more of the local history!
Nature, history AND camping are waiting at this beautiful Kentucky State Park. What are you waiting for?!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree! Some internal elements may charge.
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
Daylight opening to park. Internal elements may vary.
All year round.
The Two Rivers Restaurant features locally grown produce and local flavors. Open all year round!.
There is a picnic area available where you can enjoy your own home cooked lunch and enjoy it under the sun!.
Any Top Tips?
The tours of the historic home run May to November, on Thurs - Sat at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Kids under 6 are free.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about the accessibility of any activity if you are unsure.
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop in the lobby of the resort with hand crafts, food and other fun Kentucky related items!.
If you're using the accommodation on site you would also have access to the swimming pool, so worth a thought if you're just visiting!.
What people are saying?
An absolutely great place to stay. I am from Michigan and look forward to returning... My one bedroom cabin was unbelievably decorated and CLEAN. Extremely spacious. Loved the place...
by Mckenzie Davis
Been going there for years! Have our family reunion here! Couldn't ask for a better place!
by Don Cavins
Drove from NJ to Indiana and stayed overnight and could NOT be happier with our choice. It was quiet, quaint and very romantic. The restaurant was awesome and well priced. I would love to visit in the summer.
by Mindy Snyder
Love going to General Butler on a nice nature walk. And getting Hawaiian Shaven Ice. The food is good there, a smaller buffet but you can get many servings and desserts too! There is an upstairs area above the restaurant where you can watch TV, hanging out with your friends and family and use the Free WiFi they offer! The pool is huge and outside so bring your sunscreen!
by David Burch