Located off Route 12A north of Keene and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look for the entrance to the Surry Mountain Lake Recreation Area on the right. A 600-foot sandy beach offers great views of the surrounding hills with free admission. There are no lifeguards. In addition to swimming, the area offers picnic tables with grills, a boat ramp, nature trail, changing rooms, bathrooms, drinking water, horseshoes and volleyball facilities. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all other days.