These state parks were closed in CT over weekend

With the holiday weekend in full swing, people are flocking to the Connecticut’s parks to enjoy the warm and sunny weather.

The turnout has already over-extended the capacity of some state parks, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

DEEP keeps track of a list of park closures on its Twitter pages. As of 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, five parks were already closed due to parking lots filled to capacity.

The agency is also reminding visitors that drugs and alcohol should not be used while boating.

“Boating under the influence creates a hazardous environment for boat operators, passengers, and other boaters,” the agency said in a tweet. “This holiday weekend, focus on friends and family. Leave the substances behind!”

Here’s a list of the parks that were closed:

Barn Island State Boat Launch, Stonington

Black Rock State Park, Watertown

Burr Pond State Park, Torrington

Gardner Lake State Park, Salem

Indian Well State Park, Shelton

Kent Falls State Park, Kent

Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent

Millers Pond State Park, Haddam

Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield

Pattaconk Lake State Boat Launch, Chester

Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middletown

Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield

Highland Lake State Boat Launch, Winchester