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 in the Natural Bridge Campground which stretches along the scenic Upper Rogue River, with majestic conifers creating pleasantly shaded sites and privacy between campsites. The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway and the Rogue Gorge are popular sites nearby. Additionally, the entrance to Crater Lake National Park is 11 miles away, making this campground a popular place for those venturing into the Park for day trips.
The nearest town is Prospect 10 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. Fingerprints and background check is required.