General Butler State Resort Park

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General Butler State Resort Park
Kentucky State Park
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Carroll
Location
 - coordinates 38°40′14″N 85°09′15″W / 38.67056°N 85.15417°W / 38.67056; -85.15417Coordinates: 38°40′14″N 85°09′15″W / 38.67056°N 85.15417°W / 38.67056; -85.15417 [1]
 - elevation 705 ft (215 m) [1]
Area 791 acres (320 ha)
Established 1931 [2]
Managed by Kentucky Department of Parks
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Location in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Website : General Butler State Resort Park

General Butler State Resort Park is a state park located near Carrollton, Kentucky in Carroll County. The park is named for General William O. Butler, a soldier in both the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.[2][3][4] The 791-acre (320 ha) park features a lodge, cabins and campground, fishing and canoeing on Butler Lake, trails for hiking and mountain biking, and a 9-hole golf course.[5]

Butler-Turpin State Historic House[edit]

The Butler-Turpin State Historic House, also known as the William O. Butler House, is located in the park and is open to the public as a historic house museum. The home was built in 1859[6] in the Greek Revival style.[7] It contains original furniture and original documents and other family objects. The grounds and family cemetery are also open. Guided tours are available April through mid-November.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Accommodations: The park has a 53-room lodge with swimming pool, cottages, and a 111-site campground.
  • Trails: More than five miles of trails are offered for hiking and mountain biking.
  • Fishing and paddle-boating are available on 30-acre Butler Lake.
  • Ski area: The park formerly hosted a ski area, Ski Butler!, which opened in 1981 and closed during the winter of 1997-98.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "General Butler State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "History". General Butler State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  4. ^ "William Orlando Butler". Find a Grave. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Things to do". General Butler State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Schrage, Robert; Clare, Donald (2006). Along the Ohio River: Cincinnati to Louisville. Postcard History Series. Arcadia Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 978-0738543086. 
  7. ^ "Butler-Turpin State Historic House". Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hall, Gregory A. (July 8, 1998). "Ski area becomes Ky. rec facility". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 

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