State parks expected to fill up as heat wave continues

Well, that didn’t take long.

On Day 3 of this heat wave, Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield was at capacity by 10 a.m., according the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP).

Less than an hour later, Miller’s Pond State Park in Durham followed.

An hour later, at 11:45, DEEP announced that Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield and Bigelow Hollow in Union were also at capacity. Then at high noon, Burr Pond in Torrington and Wadsworth Falls in Middletown joined the list.

The Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest was filled by 12:15 p.m.  while Scantic River State Park in Enfield reached capacity at 12:30 p.m.

Gardner Lake State Park in Salem and  Black Rock State Park in Torrington reached their limits before 2 p.m.

You can see which state parks, boat launches, and other facilities have filled up on CT State Parks social media accounts, on Twitter or Facebook.