Ownership: Town of Antrim
About 195 acres in size, Gregg Lake is a warm water fishery. Visitors may park in the lot next to the Antrim Town beach. The lake, which feeds into the Great Brook, which in turn feeds the Contoocook River, is thus far free of invasive non-native nuisance species, including milfoil, horse chestnut, fanwort and others.. The Town Beach and adjacent parking areas are open to the public from dawn to one hour after sunset.
Directions The Town Beach and Boat Launch are located on Gregg Lake Road, which runs off Route 31 (Clinton Road) just north of Clinton Village. The parking lot is situated between the Beach and the Boat Launch. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there is a permit required for parking your car in the beach lot. This permit is free to Antrim Residents, and there is a small day fee for non residents, or a season pass can be purchased. Contact the Recreation Department for more information.
Activities: Bird watching, boating (power, canoeing, kayaking, and sailing), fishing, picnicking. swimming, and volleyball. There are two picnic pavilions each with a barbecue grill for public use – just bring your own charcoal. In addition, this is a “carry in carry out” facility, especially for large gatherings. Large groups are required to take their trash off site. Certified Water Safety Instructors provide swimming lessons to Antrim children. During July and August the instructors offer beginning to more advanced lessons.
Use Policies: No use of boat ramp after 9:00 PM. Motorboats shall be limited to 150 HP or less on Gregg Lake and all water-skiing on Gregg Lake shall be in a counter-clockwise direction at all times.
CAUTION: Before launching, boaters need o clean their water vessels thoroughly to make sure there are no invasive aquatic plants injected into Gregg Lake.
No dogs or horses are allowed on the Town Beach or the Point recreational area. Dogs are permitted only in the Boat Launch area.
Children under twelve must have a parent or qualified guardian supervising them at all times at the beach.
No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed on the Town Beach or in the Point playground area. Glass bottles are also prohibited. Large parties are requested to carry out their own trash. For a complete set of ordinances and updates, please look at www.antrimnh.org or call 603-588-3121.
No diving is permitted at Gregg Lake because of its shallowness.
Web Link: www.antrimnh.org
Contact: Antrim Recreation Department (603-588-3121) for information about ordinances and swimming lessons.
The following picture taken by Virginia Pereira at Gregg Lake and was awarded 3rd prize in the Lion Clubs 2012 Photography contest.
Amenities: During the swimming season, public restrooms are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A portable toilet is also available at the Boat Launch from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
During July and August, there are lifeguards on duty seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This coverage is weather dependent so check the Antrim Town website for updates in case of inclement weather.
In conjunction with the Antrim Recreation Department, the Gregg Lake Association has been operating the New Hampshire Lake Host program with volunteers who provide weed watch boat examinations and thus protect the lake from invasive plants.
Balancing Rock Trail: This trail is on private land which the owner has kindly granted permission to use (see map on page 11). The trail also extends all the way to Willard Pond.