Welcome to Lake Gardner  Amesbury, MA

The Lake Gardner Improvement Association is a group of Amesbury residents advocating for Lake Gardner, its beach, and the surrounding Powow Conservation Area. We also provide essential services such as water testing, and organize community activities on the lake and beach.  
On this website, you'll find up-to-date information about the association.  It's also a resource for information about the lake, beach, and conservation area.   More

Current Water Temperature:

Lake Gardner interrupts a river, so water temps tend to run cooler than a static lake. June typically brings comfortable temps, and by July it is typically around 70 degrees. 
In the winter, the lake will freeze, but please treat the ice with caution. Local first responders never consider it to be entirely safe. The warmer than usual temps coupled with warm rain have undoubtedly contributed to questionable ice conditions. Remember, the center of the lake is a channel of moving water, where the PowowRiver passes through it.

Latest News

  • Please sign our petition! We are very concerned about the current condition of the beach and wish to convey the urgency to the Mayor and City Council of the need to address the issues ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 5:39 PM by Bruce Mcbrien
  • New Kiosk Sign In the summer of 2014, LGIA volunteers created a new sign for the beach kiosk. It's playful, family friendly feel has been very well received, while still getting important ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:59 PM by Bruce Mcbrien
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Lake Gardner swim area on a beautiful evening.

Where the birch canoe had glided

    Down the swift Powow

Dark and gloomy bridges strided 

    Those clear waters now;

And where once the beaver swam

Jarred the wheel and frowned the dam.

   -excerpt from "The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier