• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Campground hosts are needed for the Colonial Creek Campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex during the 2014 summer season.
Area Description: Colonial Creek Campground is the largest of four developed car campgrounds in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area with approximately 150 sites situated along the waters of Diablo Lake and Thunder Creek. During late summer, it most closely resembles a "typical" national park campground but can be relatively quiet and isolated in June. Access is from State Route 20 approximately ten miles past the historic company town of Newhalem. This is the busiest area of North Cascades National Park Service Complex with boaters, canoeists, kayakers, fishers, hikers, backpackers, and mountaineers starting their adventures from here.
The nearest town with full amenities (groceries, shopping, banking, etc.) is Concrete approximately 45 miles to the west. Limited groceries and dining are available in Newhalem (~10 miles to the west) and gasoline in Marblemount (~25 miles to the west). Cell service is available in Newhalem but not at Colonial Creek Campground.
Work five 8-hour days per week at the campground.
Greet and welcome a constantly changing group of campers.
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 related park resources.
Enjoy the experience of communicating with and helping national park visitors appreciate and protect their park resources.
Day-hiking, boating, fishing, and backpacking opportunities are available under the spectacular mountains that surround Diablo Lake.
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, come and go throughout the season. 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.