• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Duties: This position serves as the Campground Host for a small, primitive campground with primarily weekend use. Duties include providing information to park visitors, performing fee compliance checks and explaining campground rules and regulations (such as food storage, pet policy, quiet hours, etc.). The host checks to ensure that restrooms and other campground facilities are clean and notifies maintenance personnel and supervisor of campground needs.
The Barry’s Landing boat ramp is less than a mile from the campground. Occasional traffic control is also required at Barry’s Landing, involved with boat trailer parking during busy weekends. Hosts will also fill out lost and found reports, and keep a daily log for park volunteer and park records. The host may need to effectively and diplomatically handle minor problems in the campground and will immediately notify rangers about law enforcement incidents. The hosts will be provided a park radio for communications.
Other Possible Activities: Volunteers may be asked to help with the Visitor Survey during July and traffic direction during Bighorn Lake Day and the Fireworks evening. They may be asked to update bulletin boards in the campgrounds. The hosts may be asked to complete minor campground maintenance projects that could include: repairing picnic tables, painting sign posts, cleaning fire grates, ect.
Skills: Hosts must be friendly, able to maintain a daily log and to work independently.
Location Description: Bighorn Canyon cuts across the north end of the Bighorn Mountains for 50 miles with walls towering up to 2,000 feet about 71-mile long Bighorn Lake. Trail Creek is primitive campground 27 miles north of Lovell, Wyoming, via WY Hwy 37 and a park road. RV and tent sites are nestled among various deciduous trees that line the side canyon of Trail Creek. Two vault toilets are available, but there is no drinking water or RV hookups. Most of the sites are small.
The area’s annual precipitation is 9 to 10 inches. High winds at the campground are not unusual. Temperatures in the summer range for highs in the 80s and 90s to a few days in the hundreds, to lows in the 50s and 60s.
The closest town, Lovell, WY, has a population 2,000+. It has a hospital, schools, supermarket, convenience stores, a small movie theater, restaurants, motels, and fuel stations.
There is no cell or wireless internet reception at Trail Creek. Reception may be reached at Devil Canyon Overlook, a couple miles north of Trail Creek near the Lockhart Ranch, and a couple miles south of the park boundary. Satellite TV does work at Trail Creek.
Alternative schedule for hosts can be: May 15, 2018 - July 17, 2018, July 17 2018 - September 15, 2018.
How to apply: You can apply online or contact Bighorn Canyon NRA at: Bighorn Canyon NRA 20 HWY 14 A East Lovell, Wyoming 82431 307-548-5406
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Hosts will provide their own trailer, motor home, tent trailer, or tent. A personal vehicle that can run separately from the recreation vehicle / trailer is most convenient. There are no hook-ups at this site. A 200-gallon water tank on a small trailer is available for the hosts. A water and sewage dump is available in the Horseshoe Bend campground 17 miles south of Trail Creek. Solar panels, two storage batteries and a wind generator have been installed for electrical generation for the host’s use during the summer.