• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Campground hosts are needed for the Weaver Point Campground in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex during the 2014 summer season.
Area Description: Mountain views and ponderosa forests roll away to the horizon as the Stehekin River tumbles into Lake Chelan. Stehekin is a remote, mountain community of approximately 100 year-round residents nestled at the head of America's third deepest lake. Popular with boaters and backpackers, this area preserves pioneer orchards and homesteads and some of the wildest scenery in the Lower 48.
Weaver Point Campground is the most developed of three boat-in campgrounds in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Lake Chelan stretches approximately 50 nautical miles northwest of the the town of Chelan in central Washington into the heart of the North Cascades. The only access to and from Weaver Point is by boat on Lake Chelan (approximately 0.5 miles from Stehekin Landing) or via a four-mile hike along the Stehekin River Trail. Limited services are available in the town of Stehekin but most shopping and banking must be conducted from Chelan (~50 miles distant). 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 and on Lake Chelan.
Assist campground rangers and facility staff 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.
Experience life in a remote, mountain community.
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 Lake Chelan.
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 boating license required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Moorage available.