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Hart Mountain Hot Springs Campground Host— We are looking for independent and energetic volunteers seeking a rustic and relaxing summer. The Hot Springs Campground is nestled in the aspens and cottonwoods of Hart Mountain. Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is located in southcentral Oregon near the California and Nevada state line. The Refuge was established for the conservation of pronghorn antelope in 1936, and is 278,000 acres of high desert, sagebrush habitat.
The primitive Campground Host site which can accommodate all but the largest RVs includes a fire pit, septic, and easy access to the hot spring soaking pool about 300 yards away. Camp host will also be responsible for contacting visitors and maintaining sites at two other primitive camping areas (a refuge vehicle will be provided).
Centrally located six miles from the Headquarters Office, the surrounding Refuge offers opportunities for viewing pronghorn, mule deer, sage-grouse, hiking, fishing, and touring the rugged backcountry roads. Lakeview, Oregon is a full-service community and is located 69 miles southwest.
Dates: Minimum 5 weeks from mid-May through the end of October
Number of positions: 1
Accommodations: RV parking and septic on site (no running water or electricity)
Vehicle provided: Yes, for volunteer work
Main duties include:
Welcome the public to the Hot Springs Campground;
Greet visitors in Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer uniform;
Provide visitor information and short interpretive presentations;
Maintain campgrounds and facilities (including trash pickup, clearing brush from campsites and roads, cleaning firepits, and cleaning outhouses);
Assist with minor campground construction projects such as signs, gates, and fire rings.
Willing to work 32 hours per week, including Saturday, Sunday and holidays;
Desire to talk with the public;
Valid driver’s license;
Tent or RV for five week stay.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsites and RV parking (no hookups) are provided. You will need your own tent, RV or trailer. Generators are allowed until 10:00 p.m. Laundry facilities, fridge/freezer space, internet and phone are available at the Refuge headquarters located 6 miles away.