A LIST of Connecticut State Parks & Beaches Open/Closed this Weekend!

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A LIST of Connecticut State Parks & Beaches Open/Closed this Weekend!

Due to storm damage a number of Connecticut State Parks and Forests are currently closed. Additional parks may be added to this list as assessments continue.

NOTE: This page will be updated daily, but you may want to CLICK HERE for the direct link to DEEP

Closed parks include: ( This list was updated on Thursday 5.24.18, please check link above or this page for frequent updates.)

  • Sleeping Giant, Hamden  
  • Kettletown, Southbury **** Schedules to re-open for Memorial Day Weekend
  • Squantz Pond, New Fairfield
  • Wharton Brook, Wallingford

NOTE: 

People across Connecticut are still dealing with the aftermath of last weeks powerful storms.

And there was significant damage to a few state parks - including Sleeping Giant in Hamden and Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford - where park officials say about 700 trees came down.

They are still closed. And there’s no timetable yet on when they will be back open.

In New Fairfield,  Squantz Pond State Park and the Candlewood Lake State Park boat launches will also be closed through Memorial Day.

The CT DEEP Water Monitoring Program conducts weekly bathing water sampling at 23 state-owned and managed swimming areas: CLICK HERE for the direct link to the BEACH MONITORING PAGE

  • 4 coastal State Parks - Rocky Neck, Hammonasset Beach, Silver Sands and Sherwood Island;
  • 17 inland State Parks - Black Rock, Burr Pond, Chatfield Hollow, Day Pond, Gardner Lake, Gay City, Hopeville Pond, Indian Well, Kettletown, Lake Waramaug, Mashamoquet Brook, Mount Tom, Quaddick, Squantz Pond, Stratton Brook, Wadsworth Falls, and Wharton Brook;
  • 2 State Forests – Green Falls Pond at Pachaug State Forest and Pattaconk Reservoir at Cockaponset State Forest.

Water Quality Information Line: 1-866-287-2757 (Toll Free)Updated on - Wednesday, May 23, 2018  Testing has begun for the 2018 swimming season.

NOTE: This page will be updated daily, but you may want to CLICK HERE for the direct link to DEEP

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