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Missouri Offering Wireless Internet At State Parks

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File photo of wireless antennas (Photo Credit: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty Images)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tent. Sleeping bag. Backpack. Computer?

Eleven Missouri state parks are now offering free wireless Internet access at campgrounds. And more could come online this summer.

State Parks Director Bill Bryan says parks have long been great places to get away from a hectic schedule, but campers also have been asking to stay connected to the online world.

The wireless Internet access was added after a 2010 survey showed people would camp more often, and stay longer, if Internet connections were available.

Park campgrounds with wireless access include: Bennett Spring near Lebanon; Montauk near Salem; Roaring River near Cassville; Table Rock near Branson; Meramec near Sullivan; Baker near Patterson; Babler in Wildwood; Johnson’s Shut-Ins near Middlebrook; Onondaga Cave near Leasburg; Long Branch near Macon; and Finger Lakes near Columbia.

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