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Hosts at the Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center welcome campers and day use visitors to the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Cut Foot Sioux is a popular recreation center, with six campgrounds, hiking trails, and some of the most popular early-season fishing lakes on the Forest. Hosts provide information for visitors and sell items through the Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center bookstore (includes books, maps, t-shirts and theme items).
Cut Foot Sioux has a beautiful pollinator garden in front, and hosts may be asked to provide "mini-tours" of the garden, identifying plants and helping kids find the monarch caterpillars! Hosts must be able to work independently, as Forest staff work with multiple campground and visitor centers, and naturalists are roving, providing scheduled programs at other recreation sites.
Hosts may be asked to provide simple self-guided activities for visiting families--setting up art activities and discovery kit theme boxes.
Hosts receive a small monetary reimbursement and are provided a campsite in the Cut Foot Sioux area. Visitor Center hours are 9:00-4:30 Wednesday-Sunday. (Visitor Center hosts may be able to alternate schedule if we have additional volunteers at site. Currently, we are looking for a host couple to cover weekends at the Visitor Center.)
This is a great opportunity for volunteers who would like to "dip their feet" into the naturalist world with small teachable moments in the garden and fun youth activities. There is much to explore in the beautiful Cut Foot area: bring your fishing pole, your kayak, and your camper and enjoy a summer in the northwoods!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite in an RV site next to a government bunkhouse approximately 1/2 mile from the Cut Foot Sioux Visitor Center. Shower, laundry facilities and bathroom available in basement of bunkhouse.