• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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The Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is in need of a camp host for the Hannagan Meadows Campground.
The Alpine Ranger District is located in northeast Arizona; the town of Alpine is in the county of Apache, with the nearby larger community of Springerville, where there are many goods and services, to include a movie theater, Safeway, coffee shops and restaurants.
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound on this “recreation district.”
If you enjoy being in nature, this campground is for you! Located in the heart of the Ranger District (22 miles from Alpine), you will have access to Acre Lake located a short drive from the campground, with access to trout fishing and mushroom hunting. If you are into birding, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is along a major migratory route, so bring your binoculars as there are many beautiful and rare bird species to be seen. There are numerous hiking trails and fantastic sightseeing opportunities within walking distance. Weekends bring the most campers, with only low to moderate use occurring during the week. So come and relax among the pines and enjoy the sounds and beauty of the historic Hannagan Meadow Campground. The historic Hannagan Lodge (c. 1927) is located directly adjacent to this Campground. The Lodge offers standard amenities, including gasoline, internet and a fantastic restaurant.
Nestled on the historic Route 666 Scenic Byway, Hannagan Meadows Campground is located in the beautiful White Mountains along the Mogollon Rim and has mild weather since it resides at about 9,500 feet. We have a resident elk herd, and the variety of wildlife abounds.
There are 8 campsites available at Hannagan. Sites can be used for tents and RV camping. Each site has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and shared water hand pumps are available in the campground. The campground has personal trash removal provided weekly for the host.
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.
Campground hosts must be identifiable, visible, and a positive representative of the Forest Service (uniforms are supplied and required.) They maintain a groomed appearance, greet visitors, provide information, and display a courteous and helpful demeanor when rendering assistance to visitors. The Host campsite needs to be tidy and welcoming to visitors.
Campground hosts will serve as an important link to the Forest Service Recreation staff.
Clean and resupplya 2-vault toilet daily. On busy weekends, the bathrooms will be checked twice a day.
Campsites and fire rings will be cleaned after a campsite is vacated.
Clean and monitor KP Cienega Campground 3 times per week. (Campground is 4.75 miles from Hannagan, has 1 pit toilet and 5 single sites).
Some light maintenance will be required as needed.
Campground hosts will be asked to assist visitors during any severe weather-related emergencies.
Hosts will encourage visitors to “do the right things” by following all Forest Service rules and regulations.
Our campground hosts do NOT do any collections or compliance in the campgrounds; they do not enforce the Forest Service rules and regulations.
All supplies will be furnished by the Forest Service.
References will be required during the interview process.
Time commitment: We ask for at least a one month commitment, or as long as a full season. Season is May 13 to Oct. 31. Hosts will be expected to work a minimum of 25-30 hours a week. This includes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Work weeks will revolve around the busy weekends. Being on the host site for the busy weekends is a must.
Hosts are to be neat in appearance when working with visitors.
Have adequate housing for extended periods of time.
Hosts should be in good physical condition and able to walk the campground several times a day.
All host work is performed in a variety of weather conditions including rain, humidity and heat, and varying temperatures.
Hosts are provided with a free designated campsite, which includes water and a gravel pad - the town of Alpine has dumping stations.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site is suitable for tent or RV camping, has a campfire ring and a picnic table. Vault toilets and shared water hand pumps are in the campground. Personal trash removal is provided weekly for the host.