CT Swimming Areas: What's Open and Closed On the 4th of July

The CT DEEP listed the state's open and closed beaches, ponds and lakes, just in time for the 4th of July and the holiday weekend.


Open Lakes and Ponds

  • Black Rock State Park, Watertown
  • Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
  • Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk), Chester
  • Day Pond State Park, Colchester
  • Gardner State Park, Salem
  • Gay City State Park, Hebron
  • Hopeville Pond State Park, Griswold
  • Indian Well State Park, Shelton
  • Kettletown State Park, Southbury
  • Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret
  • Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield
  • Quaddick State Park, Thompson
  • Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield
  • Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middlefield
  • Wharton Brook State Park, Wallingford

 Open Shoreline Beaches

  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic
  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
  • Silver Sands State Park, Milford


Closed Lakes & Ponds

  • Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth
  • Pachaug State Forest - Green Falls Pond, Voluntown - low water levels


Listed above are the state park beaches where water quality is tested weekly, starting on Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend.

The testing is conducted by the CT DEEP to ensure that it is safe for swimming. Samples are collected by DEEP staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas.

For more information: http://www.ct.gov/deep/beachstatus

Jaimie Cura July 04, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Squantz Pond is reportedly filled to capacity.


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