Campground hosts are needed at several campgrounds at Little Grass Valley Reservoir, which is located approximately three miles north of La Porte, California on the Plumas National Forest in the beautiful northern Sierra Nevada mountains. The recreation complex consists of 8 family campgrounds around the reservoir. The Feather River Ranger District is recruiting volunteer campground hosts for Little Beaver, Wyandotte, and Red Feather Campgrounds.
Volunteer campground hosts are frontline representatives of the Forest Service. Hosts are essential to our recreation program, helping provide enjoyable camping experiences. Duties include welcoming visitors, posting daily reservations, educating the public about the local area and regulations such as fire safety and quiet hours, monitoring fee compliance, and some minor maintenance as needed. Hosts assist Forest Service staff with customer service and overall care of the campgrounds and day use areas.
Hosts must be neat in appearance, respectful, and have good people skills. Typical work schedules include weekends and holidays. The season extends from mid-May through September or October, depending on weather conditions.
Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers visitor opportunities for many recreation experiences. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or touring on boats. There is a wheelchair-accessible fishing ramp at the dam. Two swim beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities. The Lakeshore Trail (13 miles) winds around the entire lake and is open for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.
The Plumas National Forest encompasses over a million acres of tree-covered mountains, filled with hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear running streams. Elevations range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The area has four seasons with warm to hot days and warm to cool nights in the summer, and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is about 35 to 40 inches a year.
Year-round, the county population is approximately 25,000. Within a half-day's drive or less are Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Susanville, San Francisco, Redding, Chico, California coast, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Popular activities within Plumas County and the Plumas National Forest include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing.