DEEP: Free State Parks Weekend - July 26-27

Free State Parks Weekend:  July 26 - 27
 
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To encourage everyone to visit a state park in this Centennial year, fees at state parks will be waived this Saturday and Sunday.  This means the usual parking fees will not be charged and there will be no admission fees at state park museums.
 
We advise that you arrive early if you plan to visit one of our beaches on Long Island Sound or an inland lake, as parking lots at those locations can reach capacity quickly. 
 
We also recommend that you take the ‘road less traveled’ to avoid possible crowds by visiting a park a little off the beaten path. At one of these parks you can enjoy a day of hiking, fishing, picnicking, or simply some quiet time in the great outdoors with your family.
 
At many park locations this weekend, visitors will be offered a free brochure on the history of our state parks, which will detail – complete with many historic photos – steps that were taken beginning in the early years of the 20th century to create the State Parks system we enjoy today.