Public access to Kezar Lake

Horse Beach & Wadleigh State Park

Parking Map

For safety concerns: Sutton Police 927-4422 — For emergencies: 911.


Wadleigh State Park is a peaceful and safe place for anyone to swim, particularly families. It offers a roped off area for children to splash in, barbecue fireplaces, picnic tables and rest rooms. The long, clean sandy beach is perfect for lounging and wildlife viewing. The eagles and loons are visible to the naked eye most summer days from here and evening sunsets can be outstanding.

KLPA and the YMCA of Concord are offering swimming lessons this summer for Preschool and Youth, ages 3-14.

To register:

Download the flyer here.

Link to all YMCA swim lessons at Wadleigh here.

Or call 603.228.9622.



There are a variety of boats on Kezar — canoes, kayaks, sculls, sailboats, motorboats, paddle boards. The public boat ramp is at Horse Beach. At peak times, this area becomes busy with Lake Hosts checking boats for hitchhiking invasives, like milfoil and zebra mussels, which can ruin the lake if introduced. Clean, drain and dry your boat prior to arriving to help speed things up at launch.



Jet skis, also known as ski craft, are banned on Kezar Lake.



People come from all around NH to fish on Kezar.

The lake is small enough to be free from noise & crowds

on most days, but still large enough to contain many

interesting species including trout, perch & bass.

Species change over the years, with at least one added

mysteriously — ​the black crappie.

Fish Lead-Free to protect our environment!

Take old lead tackle to your town hazardous waste

collection day; to NH Fish & Game, Hazen Drive,

Concord; or give to a KLPA Lake Host for disposal.

Help keep our lake, eagles, loons & kids healthy!

Be aware....

Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning.

Boater's Guide of New Hampshire

A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities

Boating Education Program

Mufflers and Noise Level Limits

Fishing license requirements

Lakes and Ponds: General Rules

Kezar fishing map

Angler's Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New Hampshire

Launching your boat

Fishing tackle ~

        Keep the Lead Out!

Ice Fishing in New Hampshire 

Nearby fishing spots include Gile Pond, Russell Pond, Lake Todd, Blaisdell Lake, Lake Sunapee.