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.
River Bridge is very small campground with limited facilities, but provides generous site spacing and excellent river access within walking distance. Massive Douglas-firs provide ample shade for the campsites, which is pleasant in the heat of the summer, and privacy between most sites is provided by other vegetation. The river is wide, with several sandy areas that offer a place to sit and relax by the river. Access to an extensive OHV trail system is nearby. The entrance to Crater Lake National Park is approximately 17 miles away, making this a great place to camp if you're interested in doing a day trip to the park. Additional day trips include the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway with its waterfalls, and the Rogue Gorge.
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.