The Malheur National Forest is seeking a host for the Magone Lake Campground which is situated along its namesake lake in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon.
The campground is set in a forest of lodgepole and ponderosa pine. Magone Lake covers about 40 acres and features both deep holes of up to 100 feet and shoals on the north side. The area offers picnicking, swimming, paddling, fishing, hiking and mountain biking opportunities. The lake contains eastern brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is available on-site. Motorboat use is limited to 10 horsepower motors or less, and no wake.
Magone Lake Campground offers two reservable amenities May through October, a day access picnic shelter and overnight group campsite. These sites can accommodate up to 75 people and 10 vehicles each. Twenty-one individual family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.
Hosts volunteer 5 days a week, which will include weekends and holidays, for 17 weeks. The host is not required to stay on site during days off. Hosts must provide their own RV or camp trailer in which to live onsite. Propane and septic are provided, but the campground has no electric hookups. A service-day subsistence reimbursement of $34.50 will be provided in two payments during the season – at half season and at end of season.
Season: The week before Memorial Day weekend – the week after Labor Day weekend
Schedule: Thursday – Monday
General duties include:
Greet visitors, answer questions, and be readily accessible to the public
Maintain a tidy host site and a professional, approachable appearance
Open gates to the boat dock and beach area at 6:00 AM and close them at 10:00 PM
Clean and monitor campground
Hang and take down the reservation sign at the picnic pavilion when applicable
Clean and monitor day use areas: picnic sites, pavilion, beach area and dock
Clean and monitor the one-mile Magone Lake Trail and half-mile Magone Slide Trail
Additional Campground Maintenance:
Clean and monitor campsites including garbage and debris left in fire pits
Maintain restrooms by sweeping floors, sanitizing toilets and stocking with toilet paper
Provide updates to the recreation program during weekly visits by fee collection officers
Transfer garbage collected to recreation staff or deposit it in Ranger Station dumpsters
The Forest Service will provide all supplies, tools, and equipment including:
Personal protective equipment including gloves and safety glasses
Cleaning supplies and toilet paper
UTV for use during maintenance rounds
Gas for the UTV, propane, and sewer hookup
Forest Service radio
Volunteer vest and hat
Map(s) of the Forest
Biweekly updates of reservations
Have a valid US Driver’s License
Provide a resume with references AFTER follow-up e-mail from the Malheur volunteer coordinator
If you have questions about this position, please call Kevin Green at the Prairie City Ranger District at (541) 820-3827 or email kevin.green@USDA.gov. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Malheur National Forest!