Lake Wedington is a 102-acre lake located just 13 miles west of Fayetteville, Arkansas on State Hwy 16. The Recreation Area includes: 6 historic cabins, group lodge, group pavilion, group camp area, beach house, boat house, boat launch ramp, campground with 18 campsites, fishing pier, day-use area with 19 picnic sites, swimming area, and hiking & biking trails.
We are seeking a CAMPGROUND AND CABIN HOST at Lake Wedington Recreation Area. Volunteer responsibilities may include:
Providing cabin cleaning, minor repairs, maintenance, and landscaping services.
Providing recreational information to park visitors, campers, and cabin users.
Providing campground and bathroom cleaning and Day-Use site monitoring.
Host should be available at both sites Thursday - Monday and all holidays.
Other opportunities may include assisting with other recreation area activities (mowing/trimming, litter pickup, day use area cleanup, working in Gate House, trail maintenance, and other minor site maintenance).
Hosts are provided housing (house trailer or possible RV site). Host reimbursement May be up to $20/day 5 days/week, but are not guarenteed depending on budgets. Please Ask.
During the 1930s, local men employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) began building the lake and recreation area and planting trees to reclaim the disturbed landscape. In 1954, the land, facilities and management were passed on to the US Forest Service. In the recent past, through the dedication and great efforts of the Friends of Lake Wedington volunteer group, several of the buildings have been restored and Lake Wedington Recreation Area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.