State parks begin to close as lots fill up
A cloudy Memorial Day has not kept Connecticut residents from venturing to state parks. As their parking lots begin to fill to capacity, officials have started closing the parks to additional visitors.
The first park to close on Monday was the Powder Hollow Section of Scantic River State Park in Enfield. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced its closure at 8:01 a.m.
Two hours later, at 10:11 a.m., DEEP said C.P. Huntington State Park, in Newtown, Bethel and Redding, also had filled to capacity and was closed to more visitors.
The department announces closures on its Twitter account, @CTStateParks.
The following parks have been closed after their parking lots filled to capacity:
The Powder Hollow section of Scantic River State Park, in Enfield, was closed at 8:01 a.m.
C.P. Huntington State Park, in Newtown, Bethel and Redding, was closed at 10:11 a.m.
Kettletown State Park, in Southbury, was closed at 1:27 p.m.
Wadsworth Falls State Park, in Middletown, was closed at 2:14 p.m.
Paugussett State Forest, in Newtown, was closed at 2:20 p.m.
Sleeping Giant State Park, in Hamden, was closed at 2:23 p.m.
Southford Falls State Park, in Southbury, was closed at 3:16 p.m.
This story will be updated when and if more parks close.