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In advance of Hurricane Sandy impacting Connecticut, the Metropolitan District Commission is closing recreational facilities and the state Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is closing all state parks.
State parks will be closed from Monday until further notice.
“We regret any inconvenience caused by the closing of the parks but our first priority is to protect the safety of the public. Once the storm passes we will assess and address any impacts to our parks and determine when they can be reopened,” DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said.
Courtesy boat docks and portable toilets located at several state boat launches are being pulled from the water to protect them from damage during the storm. A complete list of the docks and toilets being removed can be found at the DEEP Boating Web site. www.ct.gov/deep/boating
Mt. Misery Campground at Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, will close at noon Sunday. This is the only state park campground still open for the season.
The boat launch at Goodwin Dam-West Branch Reservoir in Hartland; Lake McDonough Recreation Area in Barkhamsted, which is currently only open to shore fishing; West Hartford Reservoir at 1420 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford; and Reservoir #6, located off Route 44/Albany Avenue in Bloomfield, will be closed, until further notice, effective Monday because of the storm.
The MDC will continue to monitor weather conditions and reopen the facilities as warranted.
For more information, visit the MDC website.