Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield reached parking capacity at 7:55 this morning. That's more than two hours earlier than when the park had to close to new vehicles on Sunday. The state Parks system is highlighting Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding on this 4th of July. It was the site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment under the command of General Israel Putnam. The park consists of remains of the encampment, reconstructed log buildings, and a museum.