Hosts are on-site representatives of the Forest Service; they welcome campers, answer questions and acquaint visitors with facilities, regulations and fees. Host assists Forest Service staff with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the campgrounds. Good communication skills, working with and the ability to deal with the public in a friendly and courteous manner are essential.
This position is located along the beautiful Mill Creek in the Mill Creek Campground. This facility has 10 sites with two vault toilets. Mill Creek Campground sites are located along Mill Creek, with its pleasant mix of Douglas-firs, cedars, and maples providing a pleasant backdrop and shade in the heat of summer. The gurgle of the creek is audible throughout the small campground. This is a popular fishing location for rainbow trout.
The entrance to Crater Lake National Park is approximately 20 miles northeast of the campground, making this a great place for campers to overnight. The nearest town is Prospect 3 miles to the south. Amenities include gas station, general store, pizza parlor, post office, cafe and bar.
Duties include cleaning and stocking restrooms, picking-up trash, raking fire pits, picking up litter, painting/staining, keeping campsites clean, maintaining use records, and other general repairs/cleaning to facilities.
Volunteers must have a self contained recreational vehicle in which to live in at the site, and must be available to staff the area most weekends and holidays. The campground does not have sewer hook-up, water, electricity, cell service or Wi-Fi. Season is weather dependent but typically is Memorial Day to Labor Day Week-ends. Camp Hosts may arrive earlier and stay later. Couples are encouraged to apply. A stipend is not available.