All Conn. parks, forests open for Memorial Day weekend, start of summer season

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut park officials say all 107 state parks and 32 state forests will be open for the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said visitors will notice various improvements.

They include 22 new rustic camping cabins available for rent at Black Rock State Park in Watertown, Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Housatonic Meadows State Park in Sharon, Kettletown State Park in Southbury and Lake Waramaug State Park in Washington.

There has been no increase in park pass fees for 2013. Season passes cost $67 for residents and $112 for out-of-state residents.The pass covers the cost of parking at major state parks where daily parking fees are charged. Those without season passes must pay entrance fees.

Organizations: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Geographic location: State Park, Black Rock, Watertown Madison Sharon Southbury Lake Waramaug Washington

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