2016 Fourth of July: Parking getting to full capacity

Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield. (Photo Courtesy: CT.gov/DEEP)

(WTNH)– The Fourth of July is here and that means a lot of traffic with very little parking.

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Connecticut state parks and beaches are reaching capacity early Monday morning.

Some people start lining up at the beach by four in the morning to get a spot.

CT State Parks says Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 8:15 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest is full to parking capacity and closed as of 9 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Quaddick Lake State Park in Thompson is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles at as of 10:45 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Gardiner Lake State Park in Salem is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 10:50 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 11:50 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Indian Well State Park in Shelton is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 12 noon on Monday, July 4th.

Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4th.

Black Rock State Park in Watertown is full to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 12:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4th.

New Haven officials with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees have announced that the city’s Lighthouse Point Park is at capacity for today, Monday, and CLOSED to additional visitors. The park will reopen tomorrow.

DEEP will also post parking lot status on its website and Rocky Neck’s twitter account to save people an unwanted walk.

News 8 will continue to update this article with any beaches or parks that have reached full capacity.

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