• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Campground Hosts Needed

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: March 21, 2014
Contact: Shawn Williams, 307-548-5406

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area needs volunteer campground hosts for the Trail Creek Campground near Barry's Landing, and for the Horseshoe Bend Campground. The position requires approximately 32 hours of work per week, mostly on weekends. The person will greet visitors at the campground, tell them about things to do in the park, and tell them where to pay for sites that have utilities. The person will also do some cleaning of the restrooms, and garbage collection.

  The campground host at the Horseshoe Bend Campground will have a camp site with free electric and water hookups for their camper or tent. The Trail Creek Campground host will have electric, and a tank of water. There are flush toilets and sinks at Horseshoe Bend. Trail Creek has vault toilets.

  The position generally runs from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day weekend. The person who works at the Horseshoe Bend Campground will be trained in the use of an UTV. The volunteers will also be trained in the use of a hand-held radio. The volunteers will also make sure that campers respect the quiet hours in the campgrounds, and make sure that campers respect the 14 day limit on staying at the campground.

  Working as a campground host is a great way to spend a summer in the great outdoors, and the volunteers have great opportunities to travel around the area to see other exciting parks. Volunteering is also a great way to help your national parks. If you are interested in volunteering as a campground host at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area this summer, please call the park at 307-548-5406, or send an email to e-mail us. You can also mail your resume' to: Bighorn Canyon NRA, 20 Highway 14A East, Lovell, WY 82431. It is also possible to apply for volunteer positions at volunteer.gov.

Did You Know?

Kane cemetery, photo by S. Morstad

Today the Kane/Ionia Cemetery, a railroad marker, and old bridge abutments are all that remain of Kane, Wyoming. Although you cannot see the buildings or even the pattern of the city streets, the stories of the community can still be heard. Kane is gone, but definitely not forgotten. More...