The Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Wyoming is seeking a volunteer to serve as campground host July 4 through September 15. The host would be provided with a site at the Brooklyn Lake Campground on the beautiful Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, Wyoming. Due to snow, this campground generally opens in mid-July.
The campground is located on Brooklyn Lake. Every site has a view of the lake, ranging from great to spectacular. The lake is a nice canoeing lake in the shadow of the snowcapped Browns Peak. This campground provides 19 campsites with tables, fire rings, trash pick-up, and vault toilet. There is fishing access in Brooklyn Lake and trail access to the Sheep Lake Trail and Glacier Lakes Trail. Internal-combustion motors are prohibited on the lake. There is a carry down access for boats (no ramp). Dogs must be leashed in the campground.
Duties of the Host are to greet campers, provide information and assistance if needed, and clean campsites when a camper leaves (pick up litter, clean fire rings and picnic tables, etc.). The Host should have good people skills and be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host must be physically able to perform such tasks as performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, and occasionally filling out forms.
Host will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions. Any vandalism or other problems should be reported to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training. The host should be in the campground and available to the public 4 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Service hours are 8 am to 5 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Volunteer campground hosts will receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses of $60/week for 24 hours, as well as propane. Working past the 24 hour threshhold is allowed, but reimbursement is only available for the first 24 hours of every week.
Due to weather conditions, opening date may be pushed back to a later time.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site is available but is primitive.