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General Butler State Park
GENERAL BUTLER STATE PARK
GENERAL BUTLER STATE PARK
1608 Highway 227
Carrollton, Kentucky   41008-0325

Phone: 502-732-4826
Toll Free: 866-462-8853
Reservations: 502-732-4826
This hilltop resort that sits where the the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers meet honors a prominent military family. Named for General William Orlando Butler, the family's military fame spanned from Colonial times through the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War.

The Butler-Turpin House, built in 1859, offers a glimpse of Butler family history with its display of 18th and 19th-century heirlooms. Capture some of the area's river town charm in the resort's hilltop lodge and enjoy our 9-hole golf course, hiking, swimming and tennis. A spacious conference center makes this resort a destination for business as well as pleasure.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
A spacious campground features 111 campsites with utility hookups and grills. Showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities are available at two central service buildings.

Open year-round. No advance reservations. Physically disabled site available. Check-out by 2:00 PM Pets are allowed if restrained.
Cottages
General Butler has the perfect cottage for you, whether you prefer contemporary or traditional interiors. Each of the 24 cottages has 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.

Open year-round. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Eastern time.
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Boating
Enjoy a day on the lake at General Butler. Rental pedal boats, canoes, rowboats, and surf bikes are available seasonally at the Boat Dock. Trolling motors allowed after Labor Day Weekend, restrictions posted. In other seasons, private boats with trolling motors are permitted.

Boat Dock open Memorial Day-Labor Day, from mid-August through Labor Day Weekend,the Boat Dock is open only four hours in the afternoon.
Boats and RVs
Family RV Rentals - Whiteland, INMotor Home Campers
Whether you are vacationing with family, going to a race, or traveling for business, build some memories and travel by RV. We carry select RVs for sale on our lot. We can also do consignment sales and RV leasing. Our techs are certified on all RV systems. We work on RVs of any style, year, make or model.
78.5 miles from park*
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
88.3 miles from park*


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Butler-Turpin Historic House:

The Butler-Turpin State Historic House, built in 1859, by Major Thomas Langford Butler and his family Mary Ellen and Phillip Turpin is a place of remembrance for generations of soldiers who won notoriety for their exploits in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Great Civil War. Percival Butler, son of an Irish immigrant gunsmith and one of five brothers known as the "Fighting Butlers" of the Continental Army, was aide to General Marquee De Lafayette when the British surrendered at Yorktown. Washington himself bore testimony when he gave the historic toast: "To the Butlers and their five sons;" and Lafayette superbly supplemented this with: "When I wanted a thing done well, I had a Butler do it. The Butler Family In America. The Revolutionary War hero originally migrated from Pennsylvania to Jessamine County Kentucky and later to the mouth of the Kentucky River known today as Carrollton. Percival and his wife Mildred Hawkins built a log house in the 1790's on land that is now General Butler State Resort Park. Governor Isaac Shelby appointed Butler, 1st Adjutant General of Kentucky. It is from this home he performed the duties of the position he held for 24 years. All five of Percival's sons fought in the War of 1812. His eldest son, Thomas Langford Butler, was aide-de-camp to General Andrew Jackson. William Orlando Butler, his second son, was a hero of the Battle of New Orleans, winning Jackson's personal gratitude praising Butler's contributions, ".on all occasions he displayed that heroic chivalry and calmness of judgment in the midst of danger which distinguished the valuable officer in the hour of battle". President Polk recalled William Orlando Butler to fight in the Mexican War as one of six Major Generals. After the war Butler was presented with a gold sword from the President of the United States and a silver sword from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Both swords were made by the renowned Ames Sword Company. Butler's heroics at the Battle of Monterey also won him the Democratic vice-presidential nomination in 1848 on a ticket with General Lewis Cass. By the time the Civil War began the Butler Family was as divided as the state. General William Orlando Butler, the park's namesake, was married to Eliza Todd, 2nd cousin to Mary Todd Lincoln. Through marriage, military background or both, in 1861 Butler served as delegate to the "Peace Convention" at Washington. The modest farm of 124 acres, located near the mouth of the Kentucky River, has served three generations as gathering place for one of Kentucky's foremost military families. Plain and fancy describes this fine old country home with its simplistic facade but grand interior Greek Revival woodwork. Original military documents, family heirlooms along with stories of patriotism bring life to the legend of the "Gallant Butlers". The Butler Family Cemetery located on the grounds includes soldiers from as early as Colonial times through the Civil War.
Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
88.3 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 20 Close to home. by Carroll County Native
This park is literally right down the road from my high school.
October 19 My Favorite State Park by Mary
Beautiful and tranquil!
April 6 Wonderful park for families! by Diamond
This was our families first camping trip in our new camper and it was so much fun. Park had many things for my children to do. Easy access to the town and the people in the area are so friendly. I recommend this park to everyone!
July 12 WOW!! by Kystateparktraveller
My sister and I are on a Ky State Park Tour. This was our second on our tour. All I can say is WOW! To date, this place has been our fav hands down! The rooms are HUGE, rustic and clean. The pool is olympic size, also clean and you literally can jump off your balcony into it (not recommended). The mini golf course was not bad either. There is also an old house down the road they have tours of that is worth the tour. The food, not the greatest, but unlike most KY State parks this one is NOT out in the middle of no where, but within driving distance to a very nice steak place down the road, which also makes it a PLUS+++!!!! To date, and we have been to all but 2 KY State Parks now, General Butler ranks #1 state park in KY on our list and we cannot wait to go back!
July 3 LODGE IS GREAT. DINNING IS EXCELLENT by DON Z


Area Campgrounds

Eagle Valley Camping Resort
1100 Eagle Valley Road
Sanders, KY
502-347-9361


Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
61.2 miles from park*
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Directions
The resort is located 44 miles northeast of Louisville. From Louisville, take I-71 to Carrollton. If you are coming from the Huntington area traveling west off of I-64, take the Industrial park exit (RT 67), drive approximately 8 miles to the RT 207 exit, take a left onto 207, drive 3 miles to RT. 1 take a left and travel approximately 5 miles to the park entrance which is 1711.

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