Connecticut Waterfront Updates

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Connecticut’s beaches and lakefront swim areas are open for the 2021 season!

This website provides information on the status of DEEP swimming areas throughout the state to help you plan ahead. Please note that information is updated frequently but may not reflect all daily capacity closures.

Things to Consider Before You Go
  • Plan ahead! Check this page or CT State Parks on Twitter for daily closure information before you head out for the day.
  • Bring a face covering. Face coverings are required in indoor facilities at all DEEP State Parks and Beaches, including bathrooms. Be prepared to wear a mask indoors and when social distancing is not possible.
  • Choose a less popular location. Some of our most-loved parks will reach capacity and will close for the day. Try visiting a new, hidden gem location.
  • If you’re planning to visit a popular park or beach, consider visiting early in the day or on a weekday to avoid closures.
  • Carry out what you carry in. Bring your own garbage bag and make sure you leave no trace. Help us keep our parks safe, beautiful and free from litter!
  • Where lifeguards are not posted, please use extra caution. 
  • Plan an alternative activity. If the location is closed or too crowded when you arrive, consider going for a hike at a nearby park, or other outdoor activity. It is important to get fresh air, sunlight, and exercise!
How to use this site
  • This website provides information on the status of beaches and swim areas to help you plan ahead. The Twitter feed provides real-time updates about all DEEP State Parks. Please note that a location listed as open is not guaranteed to be open when you arrive – so please be flexible and plan for alternative activities.
More Information 

DEEP State Parks Main Page

DEEP COVID-19 Updates

Is the park you wanted to visit closed? Click here for a list of alternative outdoor activities nearby.

State and Local Updates

The columns in the report below are sortable by clicking on the appropriate column title.

Please report any problems to Meghan.Bard@ct.gov.