Campground Host Opportunities Available at Whiskeytown
Contact: Phyllis Swanson, (530)242-3421
The National Park Service is looking for volunteers willing to work and live at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area this summer. Positions are available at Brandy Creek RV and at Oak Bottom Campgrounds. Volunteer hosts are required to supply their own camper, trailer or RV.
Duties for campground hosts include walking the campgrounds, picnic areas and beaches, answering visitor questions, distributing information and checking to make sure campers are aware of the rules. Volunteers may also perform simple maintenance or limited campground or picnic area cleaning and litter pickup. Positions are available from May through September and require a commitment of at least 30 hours per week. A campsite with sewer, power and water is provided.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for a volunteer who enjoys people and spending a summer in a beautiful mountain lake setting,” said Park Superintendent Jim Milestone. “Volunteers get the satisfaction of helping both the National Park Service and its visitors,” stated Milestone.
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact the Park Volunteer Manager at 530-242-3421 or visit www.nps.gov/whis to learn more about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and to download a volunteer application.
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.