Forest Supervisor's Office
2800 Ocoee Street N
Cleveland TN 37312
(423) 476-9721 (Fax) PLEASE NOTE: This is an information and administrative office located in Cleveland, TN and is not actually in the forest.
The host season starts mid-March and mid-April and ends mid-October, depending on the site.
Campground hosts often develop a real love of the area and are able to learn the ins and outs of their campground from staying in one place for a while. For those new to the region, being a host is a great way to experience northeast Tennessee while working side-by-side with Forest Service employees.
The agency provides:
A campsite with full hook-up for their camper
Supervision and support
General duties include:
Firsthand visitor contact in a developed campground setting
Serve as a U.S. Forest Service presence, overseeing and monitoring camper/campground conditions
Clean and service restrooms and assist with campground clean-up
Provide information regarding recreation opportunities throughout the area’s national forests.
They also find plenty of time to fish, bird watch, read books and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding lakes, streams and forests.
Potential hosts can contact district Recreation Program Managers:
Gray Buckles at the Watauga Ranger Station at (423) 735-1500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Summers at the Unaka Ranger District at (423) 638-4109 or by email at email@example.com
Mary Jane Burnette at the Tellico Ranger District at (423) 253-8400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org