Laura Lake campground is in need of a campground host.
The Lakewood/Laona Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is located in northeast Wisconsin. Laura Lake is in the county of Forest, near the town of Armstrong Creek, WI.
With two beautiful clear water lakes, undeveloped shoreline and restricted motor use this campground provides an exceptional camping opportunity. Campsites are located on the 110 acre Laura Lake and the picnic and swim beach area located on the 50 acre Gordon Lake. Laura Lake campground is located on the southwest side of Laura Lake, and Gordon Lake is just to the West. There is boat access to both lakes, but motor use is restricted to electric motors. Fishing is good for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, pumpkinseed and bluegill in both lakes. The Laura Lake Trail provides a scenic 2.25 mile hike around Laura Lake. A 6.5 mile bike trail is also available.
The nearby Peshtigo and Rat Rivers offer good trout fishing. There are other hiking trails in the area that are great for fall Grouse hunting. Both lakes provide a great place for your kayak or canoe. Much wildlife can be viewed from the shores on the lake.
There are 41 campsites available at Laura Lake. The campground has waterfront campsites, as well as sites away from the lake. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and drinking water is also available. The campground has trash collection and a recycling area.
Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood, and ice are within 10 miles of this campground, in the town of Armstrong Creek.
General duties of a campground host include:
Campground hosts will serve as the first contact many campers will have with the Forest Service. The experience should leave campers with a positive attitude.
Campground hosts must be identifiable, visible, and a positive representative of the Forest service. Maintain a groomed appearance, greet visitors and provide information, and display a courteous and helpful demeanor when rendering assistance to visitor questions. Host campsite will be tidy and welcoming to visitors.
Campground hosts will serve as an important link to the Forest Service Recreation staff.
Clean and resupply 10 vault bathrooms daily. On busy weekends the bathrooms will be checked twice a day.
Campsites and fire rings will be cleaned after a campsite is vacated.
The beach and boat landing area will be checked daily.
Some light maintenance will be required as needed.
Campground hosts will be asked to assist visitors during any severe inclement weather related emergencies.
Encourage visitors to “do the right things” by following all Forest Service rules and regulations.
Campground hosts do NOT do any collections or compliance in the campgrounds.
They do not enforce any of the Forest Service rules and regulations.
All supplies will be furnished by the Forest Service.
We ask for at least a one month commitment, or as long as a full season. Season is May 1 to Oct. 15. Hosts will be expected to work a minimum of 25-30 hours a week. This includes Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Service weeks will revolve around the busy weekends. Being at the host site for the busy weekends is a must.
Hosts are to be neat in appearance when working with visitors.
Have adequate housing for extended periods of time.
Hosts should be in good physical condition and able to walk the campground several times a day.
All host work is performed in a variety of weather conditions including rain, humidity and heat, and varying temperatures.
Hosts are provided with a free campsite. The campsite does not have electric or water hookup. A small generator is recommended. There are three hand pumps in the campground for water.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Free campsite while being campground host at Laura Lake