• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Franklin Lake North may have campground host opportunity for 2017 season.
This popular campground is located on the east shore of crystal clear Franklin Lake. The campsites set in tall pines and hemlocks along with historic stone and log structures are listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places. One of the buildings is now an interpretive center and naturalist programs are offered throughout the summer. The campground has a picnic area, swim beach and boat landing. The one mile Franklin interpretive trail begins at the campground and the Hidden Lake and Sunfish Lake Trails link to the campground. Fishing in the 882 acre Franklin Lake is good for walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, rock bass, perch, bluegill, and pumpkinseed.
There are 37 campsites available at Franklin North. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and drinking water are also available. The campground has trash collection and a recycling area. Fuel, fishing supplies, firewood, ice, and restaurants are within 15 miles of campground, nearby communities are Three Lakes and Eagle River. Both communities are among most popular vacation areas of the north country. Campground is located in Forest County and borders nearby Oneida and Vilas Counties.
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.
Greet visitors, provide information, and display a courteous and helpful demeanor when rendering assistance to visitor questions.
Campground hosts will serve as an important link to the Forest Service Recreation staff.
Clean and resupply 7 vault bathrooms daily. On busy weekends, host will check the bathrooms twice a day.
Campsites and fire rings will be cleaned after a campsite is vacated.
Check the boat landing area daily.
Perform some light maintenance as needed.
Assist visitors during any severe inclement weather related emergencies.
Encourage visitors to “do the right things” by following all Forest Service rules and local regulations.
Campground hosts are not responsible for collecting recreation fees.
Hosts will report any violations to their principal agency contact who will have the authority to enforce regulations.
We ask for at least a one month commitment, or as long as a full season. Season is May 4th to October 10th. Hosts will be expected to serve a minimum of 25-30 hours a week. This includes Saturdays, and Sundays and Holidays. Service needs will revolve around the busy weekends. Being on the host site for the busy weekends is a must.
Be identifiable, visible, and be a positive representative of the Forest Service. Maintain a groomed appearance when communicating with visitors.
Host campsite will be tidy and welcoming to visitors.
Have adequate housing for extended periods of time.
Be in good physical condition and able to walk the campground several times a day.
All host duties are performed in a variety of weather conditions including rain, humidity and heat, and varying temperatures.
Hosts are provided with a free campsite. There is no electricity, water nearby but no dump station. Sites accommodate camping units up to 40 feet in length.
From the intersection of Highways 70 and 45 southeast of Eagle River, drive east 7.6 miles on Highway 70 to FR 2181 (Military Road). Turn right (south) on FR 2178 and drive 2.8 miles to FR 2181. Turn left (east) and drive 4.6 miles to the campground. This drive from Highway 70 on the Forest Roads is the Heritage Drive Scenic Byway.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Hosts are provided with a free campsite. There is no electricity, no water hook up, no dump station. Your site will be a beautiful setting on a lake site close to bathrooms and a water supply.