• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Campground hosts are needed for the summer 2014 season at the Goodell Creek Campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex.
Area Description: Goodell Creek Campground is the smallest of four developed car campgrounds in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area with approximately 25 sites along Goodell Creek north of the Skagit River. Compared to most other National Park Service campgrounds, Goodell Creek Campground offers a slightly less hectic pace due to its small size and dispersed geography. Access is from State Route 20 approximately one mile prior to the historic company town of Newhalem. The campground contains the raft and kayak launch for the Skagit Wild and Scenic River and is a jumping off point for a mountaineer route into the Southern Pickets. Group sites are frequently occupied on weekends. Mountain views are limited by the canyon of the Skagit River and forest cover.
The nearest town with full amenities (groceries, shopping, banking, etc.) is Concrete, approximately 35 miles to the west. Limited groceries and dining are available in Newhalem (~1 mile to the east) and gasoline in Marblemount (~15 miles to the west). Cell service is available around the village of Newhalem but absent elsewhere in the park.
Work five 8-hour days per week at the campground.
Greet and welcome a constantly changing group of campers, boaters, and climbers.
Provide information and aid to campers and visitors to enhance their stay in the North Cascades.
Assist Campground Rangers to assure visitor compliance with fees and regulations.
Keep campground visitor statistics.
Benefits to the volunteer:
Gain personal enrichment and professional experience working and living in a national park.
Receive interpretive training, as well as training and education about the North Cascades and its natural and cultural resources.
Enjoy the experience of communicating with and helping national park visitors appreciate and protect their park resources.
Qualifications Volunteers should have an outgoing personality, the ability to meet and greet the public with a friendly and helpful demeanor, and be willing to live in an area where crowds, and isolation, vary considerably. Applicants should have initiative and willingness to learn, an ability to make sound common sense decisions and come with a profound appreciation for nature and the outdoors.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pad available with water, electric and sewer hookups.