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CT: Budget cuts could mean campground closures

(Jan. 27, 2017) -- Although Gov. Dannel Malloy will not present his completed state budget proposal until early February, his projected cuts are already being scrutinized to determine their potential impact on state agencies and the services they provide.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Although Gov. Dannel Malloy will not present his completed state budget proposal until early February, his projected cuts are already being scrutinized to determine their potential impact on state agencies and the services they provide.

Connecticut’s state parks and their campgrounds could be some of the most visible targets. Officials say that if the budget’s possible 10 percent across-the-board reductions are implemented, seasonal park staff could be eliminated and campgrounds, such as the one in Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold, could close.

Read the full story in the Hartford Courant.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.