Cayuse Horse Campground sits in the foothills of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northern Washington. A favorite among horse enthusiasts, the campground is nestled in a mixed-conifer forest. The scenic Owhi Campground lays along Cooper Lake, with non-motorized lake access and Pete Lake Trail Head nearby. In close proximity to snow-capped peaks, high elevation lakes, scenic rivers and several wilderness areas, these campgrounds offer visitors opportunities to experience both the serene and wild aspects of the area.
Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to over 9,000 feet. Visitors to the area 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. In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall, the area offers excellent snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
The Cayuse Horse Camp and Owhi Campground, provides visitors access to a wide variety of trails. Rugged peaks, sparkling lakes and forested area provide the backdrop for many of these rides. Equestrians may want to traverse at least a portion of the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of America's premier National Scenic Trails. The PCT showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. Wilderness passes are required for this trail.
A campground host or couple is needed to provide maintenance and host duties at Cayuse's popular 14-site campground and Owhi's lakeside 21-site campground. Duties would include helping to maintain the corral, posting campsite reservations, cleaning fire pits, picking up trash, checking for fee compliance, cleaning and stocking vault toilet facilities, assisting with and providing visitor information. Hosts volunteer at least 5 hours a day, are expected to be on site (camped) on weekends and holidays, and no less than 5 days/nights per week. Duration of the season is from around May 17th through mid-September. Hosts should expect to make a commitment of no less than 2 months of being on site for the season.
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 may be provided with solar panels. 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 propane reimbursement. Solar panels may be provided on a first come, first served basis. Host will be reimbursed for mileage for daily travel between campgrounds.