At an elevation of 2,500 feet, Mineral Springs Campground sits in the mountainous terrain of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northern Washington. Nearby, Swauk Campground is a beautiful campground nestled in a grove of large Ponderosa Pine and western Larch trees.
The area is surrounded by peaks, high-country lakes and old-growth forests provide visitors with a variety of scenic landscapes. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest features high, glaciated alpine peaks towering along the Cascade Crest. Lush valleys of old growth forest define its western boundary, and at its eastern edge, rugged shrub-steppe country comprises a more arid region. Mount Stuart, a towering mass of granite located in the nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness area, is the second highest non-volcanic peak in Washington, perched at an elevation of 9,415 feet. The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds.
The area offers a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall. These campgrounds are a great base camp for day-hikers and overnight backpackers, and several access trails are available from the area. Climbing the nearby Red Top Mountain is a popular excursion for families with children or for those wanting to reach a summit within a half-day. Perched atop the mountain is Red Mountain Lookout, and on a clear day visitors are treated to views of Mt. Rainier, the Stuart Range and the Teanaway and Cle Elum valleys.
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.
Mineral Spring Campground offers one large group site that can accommodate up to 50 guests and 7 trailer/ tent sites. The site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are also available on site.
Swauk Campground offers a historic CCC picnic shelter for day use guests and 21 trailer/ tent sites. The sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Two vault toilets and drinking water are also available on site.
A campground host(s) is needed to provide maintenance and host duties at both Mineral Spring Campground and Swauk 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 also be reimbursed for mileage to travel from 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.