State Swimming Water Quality Report

Updated: August 31, 2023

The parks below are the swimming areas and beaches that the DEEP tests. Samples are collected weekly by DEEP staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health (DPH) Lab for the presence of certain indicator bacteria. * Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal beaches and swimming areas. For information on closures of local swimming areas contact the local public health agency.

 DEEP State Parks Location   Status
 Hammonasset Beach State Park  Madison  OPEN
 Rocky Neck State Park  Niantic  OPEN
 Sherwood Island State Park  Westport  OPEN
 Silver Sands State Park  Milford  OPEN
 Black Rock State Park  Watertown  OPEN
 Burr Pond State Park  Torrington  OPEN
 Chatfield Hollow State Park  Killingworth  OPEN
 Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk)  Chester  OPEN
 Day Pond State Park  Colchester  OPEN
 Gardner Lake State Park  Salem  OPEN
 Gay City State Park  Hebron  OPEN
 Hopeville Pond State Park  Griswold  OPEN
 Indian Well State Park  Shelton  OPEN
 Lake Waramaug State Park  Kent  OPEN
 Mount Tom State Park  Litchfield  OPEN
 Pachaug State Forest (Green Falls Pond)  Voluntown  OPEN
 Quaddick State Park  Thompson  OPEN
 Squantz Pond State Park  New Fairfield  OPEN
 Stratton Brook State Park  Simsbury  OPEN
 Wadsworth Falls State Park  Middlefield   OPEN
 Wharton Brook State Park  Wallingford  OPEN

*Indicator bacteria are not disease-causing pathogens but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate the potential for contamination of waterbodies.

**Coastal sampling and laboratory analysis partially funded by the Environmental Health Section of DPH