Kachess Campground sits just off the forested northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, Kachess Campground is considered one of the most beautiful sites in the Cle Elum Ranger District. Towering peaks, high-country lakes and old-growth forests provide visitors with a variety of landscapes. Kachess Lake, adjacent to the campground, is actually a reservoir and stores and provides water for irrigation for south-central Washington.
The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds. In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, swimming, motor boating, kayaking, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall, Kachess offers excellent skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months. The campground is also a great base camp for day-hikers and overnight backpackers. Several access trails from the area give hikers the chance to create their own excursions, whether it be a day hike or an overnight trip. Starting at the campground, the Kachess Lake Trail is a short loop next to the lake, enjoyable for hikers of all levels. Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon from boat or shoreline.
Five campground hosts or couples are needed to provide maintenance and host duties at this very popular 141-site campground. Duties would include posting campsite reservations, cleaning fire pits, picking up trash, checking for fee compliance, cleaning and stocking vault toilet facilities, and providing visitor information. Hosts volunteer at least 5 hours a day and are expected to be on site (camped) 5 days/nights per week. Duration of the season is from around June 13 through September 15. Minimum commitment of two months.
A uniform and all tools and supplies needed to perform maintenance duties will be provided.
Host must provide their own RV, trailer, or camper. Sites require self-containment. Host will be provided with solar panels, water barrels with onsite filling, propane, and macerator. Host will be reimbursed for propane and receive $28/day.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Host must provide their own RV, trailer, or camper. Sites require self-containment. Host will be provided with solar panels, water barrels with onsite filling, propane, and macerator.