Campground Description: Sam Brown Campground,situated deep in the national forest at an elevation of 2,000 feet, is 20 miles/1 hour from Merlin, Oregon. This beautiful forested campground has 19 first-come, first-served campsites with picnic tables, fire rings, and three vault toilets. Two covered pavilions provide opportunities for group events such as weddings and recreation events. There is no trash removal. There are many trails and creeks close to the campground.
Responsibilities: Campground hosts represent the US Forest Service and are often the first contact person visitors encounter on their vacation. As such, campground hosts must be neat, professional, and friendly. Host(s) will assist visitors register for their campsite, inform visitors of area rules and regulations, help visitors with any problems that may arise, record campground use statistics, and perform minor maintenance to keep the campground and its restroom facilities clean and safe.
Across the road from Sam Brown Campground is Sam Brown Horse Camp. It has 7 first-come, first-serve campsites for equestrians, one vault toilet, and a hand pump for water. Campground hosts will also help maintain the facilities at the Horse Camp when in use.
This is a remote campground. Host(s) must be self-sufficient and prepared to live in a remote area.
Host(s) volunteer approximately 30 hours per week, primarily over holidays and weekends.
Host(s) should be comfortable being outside in all kinds of weather. They should also be physically capable of shoveling, raking, cleaning fire pits, and walking a couple miles a day.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Hosts are provided a free campsite. Hosts must provide their own RV or travel trailer. Hosts will be reimbursed for propane. There is no internet and little to no cell service at this campground. Host(s) will be provided with a radio and trained on how to use it in the event an emergency occurs. Potable water is available by hand pump at the Sam Brown Horse Camp. There is no trash removal. Forest Service staff will haul out the campground host(s) trash approximately once a week.