General Butler State Resort Park is located 45 minutes north on I-71 from Louisville. I've visited the park many times. I visited twice in 2009 and I plan on going again this year. This park is great for picnics, family weekends or small get-togethers. It is equipped with a playground, swings, a mini train, and a mini golf course. I've experienced all of these. Fun stuff. All of these are before you even get to the Kentucky River portion of the park. A photo is below.
The new playground was very nice. You have your big slide, rock wall and kiddie zip line. My favorite part was the flooring for the playground. It was mulched rubber tires. Yay, Kentucky state parks going green. I was surprised at how soft it is. It is a perfect flooring for a playground. I recommend it highly. A photo of the playground is below.
The park also has a big lodge, many cabins, a large campground, the Two Rivers Restaurant and a golf course. All of these are very nice and affordable. I recommend it for any family who find themselves in the area. Click on the link to learn more about General Butler State Resort Park.
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General Butler State Resort Park is a park located near Carrollton, Kentucky in Carroll County. The 791-acre (3.20 km2) park is open year-round, featuring attractions such as hiking and mountain bike competitions in the summer. The park is named for General William O. Butler, a soldier in both the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.
The William O. Butler House in the park is open to the public.
The park has the General Butler Lodge, cottages, the Two Rivers Restaurant, camping, hiking, a golf course and more. More information can be found here.