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We need your help at the White Sulphur Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest as a Gatehouse Volunteer at the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit a truly beautiful area of wild, wonderful West Virginia
Lake Sherwood Recreation Area is a complete family destination offering a wide variety of activities and camping options. Standard, tent-only and group camping facilities are perched along Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Monongahela National Forest. Swimming beaches, a picnic area, boat ramp and several hiking trails are among the features of the area.
At an elevation of 2,600 feet, Lake Sherwood spans 156 acres. A variety of animals make their home here, including black bear, coyote, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, otter and mink.
Within the recreation area, anglers seek tiger muskie, channel catfish, bullhead, bluegill and largemouth bass. Boating is a big draw as well. Hikers have the option of exploring Lake Sherwood Trail, Upper Meadow Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail and Meadow Creek
The campground has 104 campsites and 10 group campsites. Each has a parking spur, tent pad, picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. Showers are accessible. All camping areas are served by restrooms with running water, flush toilets, hot showers and electricity (available during the summer season only). In the spring and fall, vault toilets and a hand pump well are available.
The parking aprons are gravel, and some are up to 20 feet wide. No electrical, sewage or water hook-ups are available, but there is a dump station on site. Other amenities include a playground, picnic shelters and volleyball courts.
Gatehouse Volunteer Duties:
Register visitors and collect fees (as designated collection officer)
Answer questions and provide information
Interpret rules and regulations to visitors
Maintain gatehouse (sweep, trash pickup)
Perform Lake Sherwood opening and closure procedures
Process camping registrations, day use passes, seasonal passes, golden age/access, registration cards, tally sheets, compliance check sheets
Assist with interpretive programs
Gatehouse Volunteers will represent the Forest Service in public contact, providing information and directions, and report vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel.
A Gatehouse Volunteer must work well with people, be personable and neat in appearance. You may be required to be on-site five days per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays.
All necessary tools and supplies for work accomplishments will be provided by the Forest Service. Gatehouse Volunteers will be provided a free campsite, and reimbursement for allowed expenses is available. We can accept volunteers who can commit to a minimum of a 4-week block of time if not available longer or for the whole season.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: RV/Tent Sites Available with Electric