Lake Gardner

Lake Gardner

Lake Gardner includes a small, beautiful beach and trails that run along the lake to Battis Farm. It's a wonderful spot for families to spend a summer day, to go canoeing or kayaking, or go fishing.

Lake Gardner gets a weekly bacteria test during the summer, please check results before swimming to ensure your safety.

Parking: 79 High Street, Amesbury | Map It

Beach Rules

  • There are no lifeguards, swim at your own risk
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day, per the Amesbury Health Department
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times on the trails, and on the beach in the off-season
  • No fires or grill use at any time, per the Amesbury Fire Department
  • Jet skis are prohibited, motorized boats may only be used by those who live on the Lake
  • Please swim within the buoys
  • Camps, programs or classes of any size or groups of 10 or more MUST submit a permit application for use of Lake Gardner beach. You must apply for a permit on

What's Hiding Under the Surface?


Lake Gardner - Closing September 18, 2022

As of September 18, 2022, Lake Gardner, and its parking area, will be closed to the public to allow DPW to make improvements.

Improvements include:

• Repaving the parking lot and sidewalks

• New lawn and grading of sand

• New camera.

• Minor improvements to building

The anticipated reopening is May 1, 2023 and is subject to change. Any changes to the date will be made here and on social media.

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Picnic Area

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Trails / Hiking

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Canoe / Kayaking

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Bird Watching