Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is re-opening some swim areas today to cool you off.
These swimming areas were previously closed due to COVID-19. But on Friday, DEEP made the announcement saying re-openings are now possible due to our state’s progress in containing the virus.
Visitors must still follow safe social distancing practices like 15 feet between blankets and 6 feet between visitors not in the same household, and wear a mask. They should be worn anytime except when in the water or seated at your blanket.
DEEP is opening inland swimming areas at eight state parks as well as Seaside State Park and the marsh boardwalk at Silver Sands State Park today:
- Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury
- Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford
- Day Pond State Park in Colchester
- Gay City State Park in Hebron
- Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth
- Black Rock State Park in Watertown
- Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold
- Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent
All of these area will be open from 8 a.m. to sunset each day
NEWS 8 / DEEP
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