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The Bureau of Land Management is looking for a campground host for its Zapata Falls Campground. The 25-site campground opened in June 2011 and is in Colorado's San Luis Valley.
The San Luis Valley is one of the undiscovered jewels of Colorado. Situated roughly 4 hours south of Denver and 4 hours north of Albuquerque, NM, the valley’s 3 million-plus acres of public lands offer recreation for all ages and fitness levels. Located at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Zapata Falls Campground sits at 9,000 feet. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Colorado's 5th highest mountain, Blanca Peak, neighbor the Falls.
Campground hosts are on-site ambassadors for the BLM, welcoming visitors, answering questions about Zapata Falls and the surrounding area, as well as acquainting them with campground amenities and rules. BLM supplies weekly bathroom cleaning and trash removal. Hosts are responsible for day-to-day campground duties, including: ensuring campground rules are followed; conducting visitor monitoring; as well as some basic campground maintenance such as checking/cleaning the bathrooms, picking up trash, and removing ash from fire pits.
In exchange for these services, the host will receive fee-free camping in a beautiful corner of the San Luis Valley. The camp host site has a water system and septic but electrical hook-ups are not provided. Groceries and other supplies are not provided. Shopping can be found 30 miles away in Alamosa, CO.
Ideal candidates can serve as a Host from just prior to Memorial Day to shortly after Labor Day. However, the end date is flexible.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Fee-free camping in a beautiful corner of the San Luis Valley is provided. The camp host site has a water system and septic but electrical hook-ups are not provided.