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The Forest Service is seeking summer campground hosts. For a lucky few, the perfect camping option is serving as a volunteer campground host. The year-round post, which can last from 3 months to 1 year, offers a free campsite in exchange for 25 hours a week of volunteer service. Summer is a busy time at our lakeside areas and we are seeking volunteers who want to be a part of helping us keep our facilities neat and tidy for the visiting public.
Volunteer camp hosts greet visitors, perform general facility and groundskeeping maintenance.
Ocean Pond is a serene and popular campground along the shores of a lake that provides 67 campsites with either electric, water or primitive set ups. Olustee Beach is a day use site with a fishing pier, boat ramp, beach and interpretive trails. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida, it is a popular destination for both local visitors and those traveling along I-10.
The Osceola National Forest is within a short driving distance to many popular attractions in Florida and some of the more popular north Florida cities. The Jacksonville beaches are a short hour drive, Gainesville with University of Florida and Shands Medical Center are less than an hour. St. Augustine (oldest city in Florida) and Tallahassee (the state Capitol). Osceola NF are located less than 2 hours from our forest. The Atlantic beaches, natural springs and local rivers with caves and scenic points of interest provide easy access to recreational waters in the area.
Outdoor recreational activities on the forest are centered around Ocean Pond, a mile-long lake that includes campgrounds, beaches, hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. OHV and equestrian trails along with undeveloped campgrounds are located around the forest. Other attractions include the Florida National Scenic Trail, Olustee Battlefield State Park and the Big Gum Swamp Wilderness.