Campground Hosting

Tent among trees
Great Basin's campgrounds are a beautiful place to spend your summer.

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Interested In living and working in Great Basin National Park for the Summer? Become one of our campgrounds hosts!

Campground hosts serve as volunteers in the National Park Service's Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) Program. A VIP is anyone who performs work for the National Park Service for which they may or may not be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses.

None of our campgrounds have recreational vehicle hookups, although for campground hosts, propane, water, and sewer hookups are provided. Campground hosts live in designated sites within the campgrounds and are subject to visits and requests for assistance at all hours of the day or night. Most campground host positions require a commitment approximately mid-May through Labor Day.

Campsite #20, paved site and picnic table among trees
Campground host duties may include reporting available campsites to rangers at the visitor center.

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Campground Host Duties
Hosts are often thought of as the "eyes and ears" of the park and are crucial in assisting the park service staff. They provide rangers with information regarding facilities, visitor use, wildlife sightings, and safety concerns, but do not take direct action involving law enforcement situations. Hosts may provide for the upkeep of campgrounds, assist with the selection of campsites, and camp registration and fee payment. They do not accept or handle fee transactions. Hosts also provide a variety of information to visitors about topics including: campground regulations, safety information, backcountry camping, hiking, fishing, national park and concession facilities, interpretive programs, road conditions, park natural resources, and other points of interest.

Campground hosts will need to undergo a background check. VIP uniforms will be provided upon arrival.

If interested in joining our team, please review the following information:

Last updated: February 15, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Great Basin National Park
100 Great Basin National Park

Baker, NV 89311


(775) 234-7331
Available 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed on Federal holidays.

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