Otter Brook

    OTTER BROOK RECREATION AREA, Route 9, Keene. This beach is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. Buoys mark off a swimming area that goes out to a 6-foot depth. Its 400 feet of beach slopes out gradually. Visitors older than 12 pay $1, with a maximum of $3 a car. Otter Brook is mostly sunny but there are a few shade trees. Picnic sites stretch along the river. There are no lifeguards on duty. Park rangers maintain order at the beach and are certified in CPR.
The park has horseshoe pits, a ball field, two restrooms and a changing facility. There are 55 fireplaces and 90 picnic tables. Groups can rent a small picnic shelter for $40 per day. A larger one rents for $60. Use of electricity is an additional $5. Water quality is tested biweekly. Otter Brook is a river-fed beach. A boat launch is available, but no gasoline driven motorboats are allowed.
The beach, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., closes for the season the first Sunday after Labor Day. There’s a carry-in, carry-out policy on trash. A vehicle season pass is $25. No pets are allowed.E613450-2-RGkdghzimagesebbc1b3610f1546f0c750fe5afa34f56

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