Cle Elum River Campground and Red Mountain Campground are situated just off its namesake river in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set near a mixed-conifer forest at an elevation of 2,300 feet and surrounded by high mountains, these campgrounds offers a large site suitable for large family and group camping excursions. Okanogan National Forest offers stunning scenic views, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to more than 9,000 feet. Precipitation varies greatly throughout the area, ranging from approximately 140 inches along the Cascade Crest to only 10 inches along the eastern edge. Visitors can expect many days of warm, sunny weather in the summer, and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow. The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds. Cle Elum River and Red Mountain Campgrounds both offer a prime location for hiking, fishing, swimming and birding in summer and early fall. Anglers will find the waters teeming with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon in the river as well as the nearby reservoir.
Speelyi Beach is a great place to spend the day. Featuring a wide sandy beach surrounded by conifer forest on Cle Elum Lake, visitors will have plenty of space to wade, swim and splash around. Those searching for deeper water will enjoy a kayak outing along the shore at sunset. The spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.
A campground host(s) is needed to provide maintenance and host duties at both Cle Elum River and Red Mountain Campgrounds. Both are very popular campgrounds. Cle Elum River Campground is a 14-site campground with a 100 person reservable group site. Red Mountain is a popular 10 site campground. Duties would include checking in groups and campers, 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 May 17th through mid-September. 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. Host will be reimbursed for mileage for daily travel between campgrounds.
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.