The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is looking for volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to fill several campground host opportunities. The Host(s) will need to provide their own living quarters; e.g., trailer or RV, for an agreed-upon duration. The campground is open from April 1st to November 30th. Host should be in the campground and available to the public 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays. Since our peak visitor days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, days off will be scheduled for weekdays, usually Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday. Service hours are from 8 am to 4:30 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Stony Fork campground combines the beauty and tranquility of outdoors, this 51 site campground offers a peaceful setting for those looking to relax and/or looking for outdoor adventure. There are several hiking trails nearby, as well as the Interpretative Trail and the more challenging Seven Sisters Trail which lead out of the campground.
Campground Host Duties:
Have good people skills
Be responsible and neat in appearance
Greet visitors and help them get oriented to the area
Inform visitors of rules and regulations
The Host(s) must be physically able to:
Perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping
Perform minor maintenance
Inspect the campground
Keep simple maintenance records
Monitor area use
Occasionally fill out forms
Clean the restrooms/bathhouses on a daily basis
Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training.
Stony Fork campground is a perfect choice for a volunteer who wants a beautiful mountain setting while also having the convenience of cell coverage and a full service town nearby. In addition, hosts will be provided a campsite free of charge. The campground host sites offer water, 30 AMP electric service, and sewer hookup. Hosts are provided with a land line phone and fax machine for communication and receiving reservation updates. Satellite TV is available if you have your own service. Internet is not available in the campground without a Wi-Fi card for your computer.
For additional information, please contact Sue Combs or Janida Bonham at (276) 783-5196 or (800) 628-7202.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups is available within the campground.