General Butler State Resort Park
Like all Kentucky State Parks, General Butler State Resort Park offers something for everyone – beautifully.
Located in Carrollton, Kentucky – 44 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky, General Butler Resort Park provides a Kentucky Vacation (or Kentucky Staycation!) that your entire family will enjoy.
General Butler State Resort Park is a tribute to one of Kentucky’s foremost military families. Named for General William Orlando Butler, the military fame of the family spans from colonial time, through the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.
Enjoy Butler’s unique setting at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers from the scenic overlook. One of the highest points in Carroll County, the lookout was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s.
Like all of Kentucky’s beautiful state parks, General Butler State Resort Park feels like Heaven on earth to photographers – there are photo ops everywhere you point your camera.
The General Butler Lodge
The hilltop Butler Lodge is a beautiful attraction – one you’ll want to photograph from many angles! Listen to the piano as you admire the Ohio River valley view. Each of the 53 rooms features a private balcony or patio overlooking the pool or hillside. This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).
General Butler State Resort Park Cottages
24 cottages are available – with some featuring a private balcony or patio. One, two, three-bedroom cottages with one bath and two or three executive cottages with two baths are available. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided with fresh linens available daily. Cottages are available late afternoon, check out by 11 am. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).
General Butler State Resort Park Camping
The campground offers 111 campsites with utility hookups and grills. Showers and rest rooms are available at two central service buildings and one laundry facility is available. Check out by 1 pm. Open year-round but some sites unavailable during winter months from November 18 – March 14. They ask that you please call to reserve a site during the winter months.
General Butler’s Two Rivers Restaurant
Two Rivers’ name and fish camp is a reference to the Ohio and Kentucky rivers which meet in the local area. Two Rivers restaurant serves a bistro style dinner menu with a variety of items ranging from fish to pasta and chicken to steaks. We also serve our signature Kentucky favorites and locally grown produce. We also offer a daily lunch buffet and a very popular Sunday brunch. Two Rivers has been featured in the book Dining across Kentucky as well as on the Kentucky Life television program.
Butler-Turpin Historic Home
Here’s another photographer’s dream come true! This fine country home built in 1859 is a place of remembrance to one of Kentucky’s foremost military families from Colonial times through the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. More information can be found on the Park’s Historic page.
The living house museum embodies life at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers along with the military contributions of the Butler family. Built in the Greek revival style the house is a three-bay two-story structure with a commanding view of the Kentucky River Valley. The personal effects of military documents, furniture and objects bring to life a family steeped in military history.
Tour Times, Spring through Fall:
Wed. – Sat. 9, 10, 11am & 1,2,3,4pm
Mon & Tues. as staffing permits
$3.00 Kids 6-12
(under 6 free)
Will open by appointment only December – February.
Fishing at General Butler State Resort Park
Fish have been restocked in 30-acre Butler Lake–bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Fishing is permitted from the lake shore and from personal non-motorized boats year-round. A Kentucky Fishing License is required.
Golf at General Butler State Resort Park
9-hole regulation golf course with pro shop, pull carts, riding carts and rental clubs. 18 hole course miniature golf for family fun. View more information.
More Recreational Opportunities at General Butler State Resort Park
- Rental pedal boats, canoes, rowboats, and surf bikes are available for use on the lake.
- Outdoor swimming pool is available for lodge and cottage guests.
- Hike on two nature trails throughout the park.
- General Butler State Resort Park features tennis and basketball courts, picnic shelters, and playgrounds.
Special Events at General Butler
- Kentucky Scottish Weekend (May)
- Derby City Mustang Auto Show (September)
- Christmas in the Park (December)
Interesting Places Nearby:
- Big Bone Lick State Park: Features a diorama depicting prehistoric mammals. Big Bone Lick State Park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off 42 – 127 and I-71/I-75.
- Kentucky Speedway: Located in Sparta, Kentucky, Kentucky Speedway offers NASCAR fans top notch racing and top speed fun! See Kentucky Speedway for more information.
1608 Highway 227, Carrollton, KY 41008-0325
Lodge Reservation: 1.866.462.8853
General Butler State Resort Park is located 44 miles northeast of Louisville. Take I-71 to Carrollton, Kentucky.
For more information, please visit the General Butler State Resort Park Page on Kentucky State Parks’ wonderful Website.