The Conasauga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest in northwest Georgia is seeking a volunteer to serve as campground host May 11th through July 13th, 2020 at Lake Conasauga Campground near Eton, Georgia. A small cabin with propane appliances, running water, and limited electric capabilities (dependent on generator and batteries) will be provided. No pets allowed – no exceptions. There is no internet service but limited cell service can be located a short drive from the campground.
The Campground is located around Lake Conasauga, the highest elevation lake in the state of Georgia and contains 31 sites that are first-come, first served. The campground has two flush toilet facilities, and multiple potable water spigots but no showers. There is an associated Day Use Area which boasts a swimming area and multiple picnic tables, pedestal grills, and a small covered shelter with a fireplace. There is also a six-site primitive overflow camping area nearby with a vault toilet, and a small boat launch facility. The area abounds with CCC history and is adjacent to the Cohutta Wilderness Area which contains nearly 100 miles of backcountry trails. There is also an easy loop trail around the lake, and trail connections to the Songbird Wildlife Management Area and a trail to an old fire tower.
Duties of the Host are to greet campers, provide information and assistance if needed, and clean campsites when a camper leaves (pick up litter, clean fire rings and picnic tables, etc.). Host will also routinely check and clean restroom facilities to help ensure adequate paper product supplies and adherence to health and safety standards, and check chlorine levels of the source water. Assisting the USFS personnel with routine groundskeeping tasks such as mowing and weed eating may occasionally be required. The Host should have good people skills and be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, weed-eating, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, and occasionally filling out forms.
Host will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions. Any vandalism or other problems should be reported to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training. The host 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.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: A small cabin with propane appliances, running water, and limited electric capabilities (dependent on generator and batteries) will be provided. No pets are allowed – no exceptions. There is no internet service, but limited cell service can be located a short drive from the campground.