Department of Parks
General Butler State Resort Park Announces Its “Great Family Back Entrance Campout” On July 24
CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park is inviting families who want to go camping to spend the night July 24 for its first “Great Family Back Entrance Campout.” The park is planning plenty of family activities that will be fun for beginners as well as experienced campers.
The park’s back entrance will be open for campers from 5-7 p.m. and the fee is $30 per tent. (The fee covers camping, activities and Sunday breakfast.)
There will be a Two Rivers Concession Cookout from 5-8 p.m., followed by the Butler-Turpin State Historic House Play’er Agin’ Concert from 7-9 p.m. A family outdoor movie will be shown from 10-11:30 p.m. and the Butler-Turpin House will have ghost tours at midnight. The park’s basketball and tennis courts will also be open. Quiet hours start at 1 a.m. Sunday. There will also be a camp-style breakfast Sunday at 7 a.m.
All participating families must have at least one parent or guardian present. (The event may be canceled due to poor weather conditions).
Lodge, cottage and campground guests who want to participate can buy an activity wristband for $5 a person between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.
General Butler State Resort Park is located at 1608 Highway 227 in Carrollton. For more information, call the park toll-free at 1-866-462-8853.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov