Here’s which CT state parks reached parking capacity on Sunday

Despite near-record temperatures, residents are still heading to state parks and recreation areas to soak up the Sunday sunshine.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection tracks parks that have closed to new vehicles because parking lots have reached capacity.

DEEP also reminds residents to beware of heat, as extreme temperatures can pose risks to outdoor enthusiasts.

Authorities are asking residents to limit their outdoor efforts and make sure to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, as well as to remain vigilant if they participate in water activities.


People should also be aware of high smog levels in parts of Connecticut this weekend, DEEP officials said.

Here is the list of parks currently closed to new vehicles:

Scantic River State Park in Enfield

Bigelow Hollow State Park in union

Millers Pond State Park in Haddam

Squantz Pond State Park at New Fairfield

Burr Pond State Park in Torrington

Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield

Lake Gardner State Park in Salem

Satan’s Kingdom State Park in New Hartford

Quaddick State Park in Thompson

Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown

Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown