ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Three state parks have reopened after initially closing when they reached capacity Wednesday morning.
Cunningham Falls, Rocky Gap, Patapsco and Sandy Point state parks are all open again. Point Lookout and Gunpowder Falls still remain closed to new traffic.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Gov. Larry Hogan Expected To Sign 223 Bills Into Maryland Law Tuesday, Including One Legalizing Sports Betting
ORIGINAL POST, 11:30 a.m.: Maybe it’s because the Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday, but locals seem to be flocking to Maryland’s state parks to enjoy the day.
However, several state parks have closed to new patrons after reaching capacity.
Cunningham Falls, Rocky Gap and Sandy Point state parks closed early Wednesday. By noon, Patapsco Valley, Gunpowder Falls, Point Lookout state parks were also closed due to overcrowding.
Police will not allow vehicles to idle on the roadways or shoulders nearby.READ MORE: 33-Year-Old Man Charged In Death Of 2-Month-Old Zorii Pitts
There was so much traffic by the entrance of Sandy Point State Park that Maryland Natural Resources Police told people to avoid the area.
Officials have said Sandy Point could reopen later in the day.
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