• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Campground hosts are needed for the Hozomeen Campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex during the 2014 summer season.
Area Description: Hozomeen Campground is one of four developed car campgrounds in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area with approximately 75 sites just south of the Canadian border on Ross Lake. It is relatively popular with Canadian visitors to the nearby provincial parks but extremely physically isolated from the rest of the park and, as a result, is a challenging location. Access is from the unpaved Silver-Skagit Road approximately 35 miles from Hope, B.C. or via park boat from Ross Dam. Spectacular views of mountains dominate the horizon in every direction.
The nearest town with full amenities (groceries, shopping, banking, etc.) is Hope, B.C. approximately 35 miles to the north. No services are available along the Silver-Skagit Road. There is no cell service.
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 Ross 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 possess initiative and willingness to learn, an ability to make sound common sense decisions and a profound appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Valid and current passport required.