Mount Shasta/McCloud, California - The Shasta-McCloud Management Unit (SMMU) is looking for motivated and responsible individuals or couples to work as volunteer campground hosts at our beautiful and most popular campgrounds. Many of our previous volunteer hosts have found the experience to be rewarding in numerous ways and often return year after year.
The positions require the hosts to work a minimum of 24 hours per week, but you may be asked to do a bit more; flexibility is a must. Coverage on weekends and holidays is essential unless previously arranged with Recreation Staff. Being a campground host requires one to have a friendly and helpful disposition as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of the unit and share it with visitors.
The primary duty of the Campground Host is to answer visitors’ questions and/or direct them to the Ranger District office. Other important duties of the position include checking payment stubs for compliance, removing old ones, placing reservation placards on sites, mitigation of minor violations such as noise, unruly pets, etc. You will be required to identify serious violations and report them to the District offices or to law enforcement depending on severity. The host will be required to give occupancy updates to the District offices when visitor traffic is heavy. Additional tasks include clean-up of sites ranging from pine needle and cone removal to the litter left behind by campers. The volunteer(s) is encouraged and welcomed to assist recreation staff in trash and restroom clean-up.
You must have your own trailer or camper and possess a valid state identification. Propane refills and reimbursements may be available (please email or call the listed contact for more information on reimbursements).
On the Mount Shasta District, Sims Campground is located south of Dunsmuir California within an easy drive to the Sacramento River and Castle Crags State Park. There is water, flush toilets, and garbage pick-up. Typical season begins mid-April to mid-November. Panther Meadows is a fairly primitive campground with only a handful of sites and a vault toilet, yet it attracts people from all over the world interested in the wild flowers, hiking, mountaineering, and transcendental quests. It sits approximately 7500 ft. above sea level on the slopes of majestic Mount Shasta. Typical season is from July 1 to mid-October. McBride Springs is situated on the lower slopes of Mt.Shasta at about 5000 ft. It has 12 sites with tables, BBQ pits, vault toilets and water. It usually opens around Memorial Day and runs through October. Castle Lake is a gorgeous upper alpine lake. The campground is small, with six sites, tables, and vault toilet. It has a 3 day stay limit and opens and closes about the same time as McBride Springs.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: You must have your own trailer or camper