• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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Lac Vieux Desert may have campground host opportunity for 2017 season.
Lac Vieux Desert has often been translated as Lake of the Desert. However, in Canadian-French it means an old clearing and refers to cultivation of land by native people on the islands in the lake. Lac Vieux Desert is the headwaters of the Wisconsin River and in earlier times was at the intersection of five trade routes. The campground, which is located on the west shore of the lake, has a swim beach, boat landing and a picnic shelter. Lac Vieux Desert is known for its musky, walleye, bass, and northern pike fishing.
There are 31 campsites available at Lac Viex Desert Campground. 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 from 3-8 miles with Phelps and Land O Lakes being the nearby communities. Both towns are well known vacation destinations of the northwoods.
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, picnic area and beach.
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 electricity, no water hook up, no dump station. Your site will be a beautiful setting near Anvil Lake close to bathrooms and a water supply
From Conover, drive north 5.9 miles on Highway 45 and 32 to County Rd. E. Turn right (east) on E and drive 2.8 miles to FR 2205 (West Shore Road). Turn left (north) and drive 1.3 miles to the campground entrance.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Hosts are provided with a free campsite. There is electric but no water hook up, water is available in campsite and at picnic area. Camping units up to 40 feet in length. All supplies will be furnished by the Forest Service.