Swimming allowed at Shelton’s Indian Well State Park again

Swimming is allowed again at Indian Well State Park in Shelton.

Park-goers can picnic near the beach at Indian Well State Park in Shelton.

Park-goers can picnic near the beach at Indian Well State Park in Shelton.

New tests have shown appropriate water quality in the Housatonic River (technically Lake Housatonic due to damming) to allow people back in the water as of Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Swimming had been banned on Tuesday at the park off Route 110 due to negative water quality tests, but the water has since been re-tested with positive results, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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The entrance sign at Indian Well State Park on Route 110 in Shelton.

The DEEP regularly conducts water quality tests at 23 state parks where swimming is allowed — four on Long Island Sound, and 19 with lakes or ponds.

On Aug. 26, Indian Well State Park was the only facility in the state where swimming was prohibited due to water quality concerns.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the only park where swimming is not allowed due to test results is Lake Waramaug in Kent.

When negative test results occur, a state park remains open to visitors but people are not allowed to go into the water.

For more information on water quality reports, call 866-287-2757.

 

About Indian Well State Park

Indian Well offers swimming, boating, picnicking, sports, fishing, and hiking. The park’s name comes from its waterfall and brook.

The park is open from 8 a.m. through sunset. It was established as a state park in 1928.

 

 

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