MWCD offers free wireless Internet connections at lake parks, Piedmont Marina

July 1, 2011

You already knew the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) lake parks are “hot” destinations each summer.


Now they are even “hotter.”


The MWCD now is offering free wireless Internet connections at specified locations within its campgrounds at Atwood Lake Park, Charles Mill Lake Park, Pleasant Hill Lake Park, Seneca Lake Park and Tappan Lake Park. The free Internet “hot spot” connections also are available at Piedmont Marina.


“One of the more frequent requests we have received from our campers and visitors to the lake parks and Piedmont Marina is for Internet connection,” said Darrin Lautenschleger, MWCD’s public affairs administrator. “We agree that offering Internet connections is now, more than ever, a convenience that is becoming standard for our guests.”


Visitors and guests to the parks and Piedmont Marina simply can connect their wireless Internet device to the identified MWCD connection to receive the free service while they are in the campgrounds.


The Internet hot spots are available in the following locations in each park:


Atwood Lake Park – park activity center

Charles Mill Lake Park – Eagle Point campground area

Pleasant Hill Lake Park – park activity center

Seneca Lake Park – concession stand located at swimming beach

Tappan Lake Park – at the vacation cabins

Piedmont Marina - restaurant


Atwood Lake Park is located at 9500 Lakeview Rd. NE, Mineral City; Charles Mill Lake Park is located at 1277A Rt. 430, Mansfield; Pleasant Hill Lake Park is located at 3431 Rt. 95, Perrysville; Seneca Lake Park is located at 22172 Park Rd., Senecaville; and Tappan Lake Park is located at 84000 Mallarnee Rd., Deersville. Piedmont Marina is located at 32281 Marina Rd., Freeport.


The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the 16 reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving nearly $10 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government. A significant portion of the reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).


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