A 791-acre park near Carrollton, Kentucky, the General Butler State Resort Park is the pawfect spot for a family camping vacation. With a host of recreational activities on offer and plenty of opportunities to get out and about in your natural surrounds, it has something to keep travelers of all ages happy.
For many visitors to the park, the best way to spend most of the day is out on General Butler Lake. The park's boat dock is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake. Rental canoes, paddleboats, and rowboats are available on those days when the dock is open, and there's 30 acres of water area to explore.
Anglers are also well catered for and can target bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. If fishing isn't your thing, other park facilities include two scenic nature trails, a miniature golf course, picnic areas, a museum, and a game room.
The General Butler State Resort Park campground is open all year round and offers 111 campsites with utility hookups and grills. Campsites start from $32 per night. If you don't plan on camping, the park also offers pet-friendly cottages and welcomes dogs in the hilltop Butler Lodge -- however, additional pet fees apply if you stay in the lodge or in a cottage.
Pets are permitted in the campground provided they're well-behaved and kept on a leash at all times. You'll also need to show respect to other park users and clean up after your dog whenever it's necessary to do so.
Aside from that, the only thing you have to worry about is enjoying yourself. General Butler State Resort Park is a lovely destination with plenty of great outdoor experiences on offer. And at less than an hour's drive from Cincinnati, it's a grrr-eat spot to enjoy a pet-friendly camping weekend!