Department of Parks
Kids' Golf and Mountain Biking Resume in April at General Butler
CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park is welcoming the approach of spring with the resumption of two popular outdoor sports programs in April.
Hook a Kid on Golf aims to attract young people to General Butler’s 9-hole golf course for free rounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays when accompanied by a paying adult player. The promotion, which continues through October, is limited to three golfers up to age 13 per one adult player. The promotion applies to kids’ green fees but doesn’t include cart fees or rental equipment.
More information can be obtained by calling the golf shop at 502-732-4384 ext. 2414.
Meanwhile, another popular sport at General Butler resumes in April with open mountain biking on the park’s Fossil Trail, a challenging 4.5 mile loop rated “experience recommended.” An adult rider is required to accompany kids 16 years and younger. Helmets are mandatory for all riders on the trail, which has three access points around the park. Trail biking continues through November. Trail maps are highly recommended for bikers.
General Butler State Resort Park features a hilltop lodge overlooking the Ohio River Valley, along with cottages and a campground. The park’s Two Rivers restaurant, named after the nearby confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, serves a bistro type menu along with Kentucky favorites. The park, which also has a lake, hiking trails and a historic home, is located at 1608 Highway 227 in Carrollton. From Louisville or northern Kentucky take I-71 and exit north at exit 44. For specific directions call toll free 1-866-462-8853.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.