State Swimming Area Water Quality Report
Water Quality Information Line: 1-866-287-2757 (Toll Free)
Updated on - Monday, May 16, 2022
Hammonasset Beach State Park  Guarded Beach Follow us on TwitterMadisonOPEN
Rocky Neck State Park  Guarded Beach Follow us on TwitterNianticOPEN
Sherwood Island State Park  Guarded swimming at East Beach only Follow us on TwitterWestportOPEN
Silver Sands State Park  Guarded BeachMilfordOPEN -
Lakes and PondsLocationStatus
Black Rock State ParkWatertownOPEN
Burr Pond State Park TorringtonOPEN
Chatfield Hollow State ParkKillingworthOPEN
Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk)ChesterOPEN
Day Pond State ParkColchesterOPEN
Gardner Lake State ParkSalemOPEN
Gay City State ParkHebronOPEN
Hopeville Pond State ParkGriswoldOPEN
Indian Well State ParkSheltonOPEN
Lake Waramaug State ParkKentOPEN
Mashamoquet Brook State ParkPomfretCLOSED - for 2022 due to maintenance
Mount Tom State ParkLitchfieldOPEN
Pachaug State Forest (Green Falls Pond)VoluntownOPEN
Quaddick State ParkThompsonOPEN
Squantz Pond State Park  Guarded BeachNew FairfieldOPEN
Stratton Brook State ParkSimsburyOPEN
Wadsworth Falls State ParkMiddletownOPEN
Wharton BrookWallingfordOPEN

Note: Water quality information is updated Friday afternoon and then again starting on Mondays. For the most up-to-date information on the status of beaches over the weekend, please call the Water Quality Report Information Line at 1-866-CTPARKS.

    Park has guarded beach

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

Beach Monitoring Program Information

Environmental and Health Updates

Swimming at State Parks and Forests - General Information

  Municipal Beaches are not included in this list.  Local health departments conduct water quality monitoring and testing at municipal swim areas.  For information on water quality at municipal beaches, please contact the local health department.

 This program is a partnership between DEEP and DPH and supported, in part, by a grant under the Environmental Protection Agency Beach Act