• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The Moab and Monticello District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest is looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to fill a campground host position at Nizhoni Campground. Couples are preferred. The Host(s) will need to provide their own living quarters; e.g., tent, trailer or RV, for an agreed-upon duration (typically Memorial Day through October). They should be in the campground and available to the public 5 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Service hours are 8 am to 5 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Campground Host duties include: campground clean up, cleaning restrooms, picking up litter, cleaning fire rings, and cleaning/maintaining picnic tables. Host(s) must have good people skills, be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host(s) must be physically able to perform tasks such as shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, communicating via radio and filling out forms.
Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. The Forest Service will provide all necessary training, tools, supplies, and safety equipment. Applicants will be subject to a criminal history inquiry.
Volunteer campground hosts may receive reimbursement for allowable out-of-pocket expenses, such as privately owned vehicle mileage for official business. Subsistence reimbursement may also be provided. In addition, hosts will be provided a campsite for their own tent, RV or trailer free of charge. This campground does not have electrical power, internet, or cell phone coverage; however, the Forest Service will provide a two-way radio. This site has water and RV sewer hook-ups but there is no electricity to this campground.
Nizhoni Campground is located in a Ponderosa pine forest at 7000 feet in elevation. It sits at the base of the Abajo mountains next to a popular fishing and swimming reservoir and about 30-45 minutes from Blanding, Utah. There are plenty of recreational opportunities around Nizhoni including hiking, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, as well as excellent views for landscape photography. If you prize periods of solitude, come and enjoy the summer in southeastern Utah!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Hosts will be provided a campsite for their own tent, RV or trailer free of charge. This campground does not have electrical power, internet, or cell phone coverage; however, the Forest Service will provide a two-way radio. This campground does have water and sewer hook-ups.. However, the USFS plans to drill a well in the summer of 2018.