Public Beaches, Splash Parks and Secret Swimming Holes in Lanark County

There are plenty of swimming areas to choose in Lanark County. About 15 of the area’s public beaches are listed below. Private campgrounds and resorts may also offer swimming facilities. You may also enjoy the quaint picnic area at the Clayton Boat Launch, not far from Carleton Place.

Beaches & Swimming Areas

For the latest information on water conditions at any of the local beaches, please visit the The Lanark Leeds District Health Unit

Riverside Beach in Carleton Place is located at the end of Lake Avenue West. At this site there is also a children’s playground and picnic tables. 613-257-6200

Centennial Park Beach in Carleton Place is located on McRostie St. at 169 Joseph St, Carleton Place, and features a large picnic area & nature trail. 613-257-6200

Dalhousie Lake Beach in the Lanark Highlands, also known as Centennial Park Boat Launch and Beach is located on Lavant Mill Road, 6km North West of County Road 12 in McDonalds Corners, west of the Village of Lanark. There is a small park and boat launch by the bridge, across from a restaurant. 613-259-2398

Roberston Lake Beach in the Lanark Highlands is located on South Lavant Road (County Road 16) east of Lavant Station. There is also a playground and picnic tables at this site. South Lavant Community Park, 613-259-2398

Almonte Beach in the Township of Mississippi Mills is located at the North Lanark Agricultural Society Grounds on Water Street. 1-888-779-8666

Pakenham Beach in the Township of Mississippi Mills located behind Pakenham’s Stewart Community Centre with access off of Jessie Street in Pakenham. 1-888-779-8666

Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area Beach in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley is located just off County Road 1 in Rideau Ferry on Yacht Club Road. 1-800-267-3504

Victoria Park wading pools are located in the heart of Smiths Falls on Lombard Street just over the Beckwith Street bridge. This site features tourist information site along with 50+ serviced camp sites with 30 amp power; 30 boat tie ups (finger docks); water hook ups; pump station; laundry & shower facilities; playground with wading pool.

Smiths Falls Beach is adjacent to Centennial Park in Smiths Falls which is “home of 100,000 blooms” passive walking park with water fountains along the Rideau Canal. This beach is Located on Confederation Drive.

Murphy Park in Smiths Falls is located next to Centennial Park on Park Avenue. There is a beach area to swim for little ones and larger area for swimming; treed picnic area right along the Rideau Canal. 613-284-4124

Clyde River Waterfront Park Beach in Lanark Village, also called “River Park” is located at the end of Hillier Street.  613-259-2398

Joe’s Lake Boat Launch located on the Flower Station Road, east of Flower Station, 16km west of Highway 511. 613-259-2398

Robb’s Lake Park Beach and Boat Launch located on Concession 7 Darling, North West of Tatlock.  613-259-2398

Smith’s Bay (Stump Lake), Mississippi Lake Boat Launch located on County Road 36 (Elphin-Maberly Road) 6km north of Elphin.

Murphys Point Provincial Park Beach just outside of Perth, is located on the Elmgrove Road. To get to Murphys Point follow County Road #1 (Rideau Ferry Road) to Elmgrove Road. The park is well marked with Provincial Park signage. Provincial Park Toll Rates Apply. 613-267-5060

Silver Lake Provincial Park Beach is located on Highway #7 west of Maberly. Provincial Park Toll Rates Apply. 613-268-2000

Glen Tay Swimming & Picnic Area is located along Glen Tay Road, beside the bridge. You will see a picnic table marking this public area. One lot apart, a gravel parking area is signed as “Water Access Parking”. 613-267-5353

Noonan Side Road Beach also known as the “Tay River Swimming Hole”, is located at 306 Noonan Side Road in Tay Valley Township. 613-267-5353


Splash pads: 

*Please note: Some splash pads are still closed due to Covid 19. Check with the local municipal office or visitor centre before heading out.

Beckwith Park, Beckwith – 1319 9th Line, Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P2 (613) 253-0440

Gemmill Park, Almonte – 182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 (613) 256-1077

Centennial Park, Carleton Place – 169 Joseph St, Carleton Place, ON (613) 257-1976

Conlin Farm, Perth – 127 Smith Dr, Perth, ON K7H 3M3 (613) 267-1947 

Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls – Old Slys Rd, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 3S2 (613) 283-4124