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11 state parks, beaches full to capacity

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EAST LYME — State parks and beaches were so popular Sunday that some were forced to close.

  • Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme reached capacity at noon Sunday, DEEP officials said.
  • Silver Sands State Park in Milford was full to parking capacity at 1:30 p.m.
  • Ocean Beach  Park in New London is still open, but the lot is full. On street parking is permitted and parking regulations suspended, New London officials said, but they caution drivers not to block driveways or hydrants.
  • Mount Tom State Park in Lichfield was full to parking capacity at 11 a.m., DEEP officials said.
  • Burr Pond State Park in Torrington was full to parking capacity at 3 p.m.
  • Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield was also full to parking capacity at noon.
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield was full to parking capacity at 1 p.m.
  • Pattaconk Lake recreation area in Cockaponset State Forest was full to parking capacity at 1 p.m.
  • Millers Pond State Park in Durham was full to parking capacity at 1:30 p.m.
  • Gardiner Lake State Park in Salem was full to parking capacity at 1:30
  • Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union was full to parking capacity at 2:30 p.m.

Rocky Neck was also closed Saturday around noon because so many people were there celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.