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General Butler State Resort Park is located 44 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.

This 791-acre park was named for William Orlando Butler, who was a hero in the War of 1812, the Mexican War.

Park guests may stay at the 53-room hilltop Butler Lodge that features a stone fireplace, a piano, a full service dining room that seats 176 guests, and a beautiful view of the Ohio River Valley. Each room has a private balcony or patio that overlooks the pool or hillside. The 24 cottages offer contemporary or traditional decors and each one has a private balcony or patio as well. The cottages have one, two, or three bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. Cooking utensils, tableware and fresh daily linens are provided for cottage guests. The lodge swimming pool is for the exclusive use of lodge and cottage guests.

Utility hookups and grills are provided at the spacious 111-site campground. Showers, rest rooms and laundry facilities are located in two central service buildings. A physically disabled site is also available.

The conference center opened in January 2000 and has a large space that can seat 500 banquet style guests and 800 theater style guests. A large set of windows at one end of the center leads to a large covered porch that looks over the Kentucky River Valley. There is an interior space that separates into three equal meeting rooms. The Kentucky Room, The Commonwealth Room, and The Bluegrass Room may each accommodate 160 banquet style guests and have independent temperature controls. Its large service kitchen aids General Butler's food service. The lodge also has two private dining rooms. The Burley Room and The River Room each seat 40 banquet style guests. The Woodland Room, another meeting room in the lodge also will seat 40 guests.

The Butler-Turpin Historic House belonged to one of the foremost military families during Colonial times. They went through the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. This antebellum home, built in 1859, contains many of the Butler family's original furniture in addition to other pieces of the same time period.

A 9-hole regulation golf course and pro shop with cart and club rentals are located in the park. An 18-hole miniature golf course is located near the beach. A quarter mile nature trail is located between the camping and lodge areas and another half mile hiking trail is located in the campground. Picnic areas and playgrounds are located throughout the park. A beach, tennis courts, and basketball courts are among the park's many attractions.

Rentals of pedal boats, canoes, and rowboats are available. Fishing has temporarily been suspended however, in order to re-stock the lake and a date has not yet been set for fishing to resume.

For more information write, General Butler State Resort Park, P.O. Box 325, Carrollton, KY 41008-0325 or call 502-732-4384. For reservations call 1-800-325-0078.