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This is a great Campground Host opportunity for those looking to get off the beaten path. After driving 60 miles from Salmon, Idaho on rough mountain roads, with some truly stunning views, you will reach the Bighorn Crags Campground. Nestled among the rock spires at an elevation of 8,440 feet, the Campground consists of 14 sites and is the main trailhead for the Bighorn Crags in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Campground host will also maintain the adjacent Yellowjacket Lake Campground (7.5 miles away). For more information on the Bighorn Crags Campground, please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/scnf/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=76090&actid=29.
The most important job of a Campground Host is to help provide an enjoyable camping experience for the public. This can include greeting campers, answering questions and helping them feel at home. The Host is the first and sometimes the only contact with campground users. Hosts are also expected to ensure day use users are not parked in campsites, inform visitors of rules and regulations, perform minor maintenance, inspect the campground, ensure fees are paid, pick-up garbage, clean/stock restrooms daily, keep use records and fill out some forms.
A Campground Host must work well with people and maintain a neat appearance. The Host must be present at the campground Thursday through Sunday and on all heavy use holidays. You must also be physically able to perform some raking, shoveling and sweeping.
Volunteer will give wilderness orientation talk to each user and track all users entering the Bighorn Crags and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The Host must also be able to obtain a government driver’s license as a government vehicle will be provided to get the Host to the site and to access the adjacent Yellowjacket Lake Campground. A Forest Service radio will be provided for host to check in with dispatch. Also, a reimbursement for subsistence is provided.
Note: Application reviews will begin March 1st, and applicants should hear from us by the end of March.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: An a-frame is provided for Campground Hosts. Amenities include: propane lights/stove/fridge and a bed. There is drinking water and restrooms on site but not in the a-frame itself.