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Several Conn. State Parks at Capacity for Fourth of July

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    Several state parks, as well as municipal parks, have reached capacity and are closed as residents head out to enjoy the gorgeous weather on the Fourth of July.

    Kent Falls State Park in Kent, Black Rock State Park in Watertown, Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, Indian Well State Park in Shelton, Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown, Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield, Gardiner Lake State Park in Salem, Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, Burr Pond State Park in Torrington, Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield, Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest in Chester and Haddam Quaddick Lake State Park in Thompson have reached capacity.

    Lighthouse Point Park is New Haven is also at capacity.

    • Kent Falls State Park in Kent closed to additional vehicles as of 1:45 p.m.
    • Black Rock State Park in Watertown closed to new vehicles as of 12:45 p.m.
    • Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union closed to new vehicles as of 12:30 p.m.
    • Indian Well State Park in Shelton closed to new vehicles as of noon. 
    • Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown closed to new vehicles as of 11:50 a.m.
    • Mount Tom State Park closed to new vehicles as of 11 a.m.
    • Gardiner Lake State Park in Salem closed to new vehicles as of 10:50 a.m.
    • Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme  closed to new vehicles at as of 10:45 a.m.
    • Burr Pond State Park reached capacity at 10:40 a.m. and is closed to new vehicles.
    • Quaddick Lake State Park in Thompson reached capacity at 10 a.m. and is now closed.
    • Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area reached capacity at 9 a.m. and has closed.
    • Silver Sands State Park in Milford reached full capacity and closed to new vehicles at 3:15 p.m. 
    • Squantz Pond State Park reached full capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 8:15 a.m. 

    For more information on state parks, visit the DEEP website or follow Connecticut State Parks on Twitter.

    Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, a popular Fourth of July destination, is also at capacity and it's closed. It will reopen tomorrow.