About Our Site Hosts

Want to spend a summer in an epic place where scenery, history, and recreational opportunities abound? Volunteer to be a site host in the Columbia River Gorge! Our site hosts are often the first face that many of our visitors see, and play a valuable role in helping connecting people to the natural world. It’s not just a gig, it’s a lifestyle! We have traditional campground hosts and day use hosts who live on-site during the recreation season.

We are currently recruiting for 1 of our 5 site host locations! Hosts must be able to live on-site in their own RV or trailer. Subsistence reimbursements are available. Host duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information to the public
  • Cleaning and restocking restrooms
  • Picking up litter
  • Encouraging the use of trip reports
  • Other small maintenance duties, as specified based on the site’s needs

National Scenic Area sites where hosts are stationed include traditional campgrounds as well as day use recreational sites:

  • BZ Corners Launch is a day-use site, popular with guides and the general public, where kayakers and rafters can put their boats into the Lower White Salmon River. It includes a short hike with scenic views of the White Salmon River, well-known for providing adventurers with a quality white water experience. (Not recruiting hosts at this time.)
  • Eagle Creek Campground is the first developed campground in the National Forest System, having opened in 1916. It is a busy campground that often serves as base camp to visitors for a weekend of adventures such as hiking, boating and river activities, interpretive centers, fish hatcheries, bird watching and picnicking. The campground includes 17 campsites, 14 of which must be reserved online, and 3 available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Not recruiting hosts at this time.)
  • Eagle Creek Recreation Area is the first developed recreation area in the Forest Service system. This extremely busy day use site is highly popular on weekends and holidays. Historic structures from the Civilian Conservation Corps era, including a flush restroom building, sit among majestic Douglas-fir and maple trees. Salmon viewing is popular in the fall. (Not recruiting hosts at this time.)
  • Wahkeena Falls Day Use Area is situated about a mile from Multnomah Falls, along the famed waterfall corridor of the Historic Columbia River Highway. At the base of Wahkeena Falls, the site includes charming historic architecture and the stonework and provides a good base for several day hike loop options. (Not recruiting hosts at this time.)
  • Wyeth Campground has it all -- history and natural majesty. A Civilian Conservation Corp and Conscientious Objector's camp in the 1930's and 40's, it is set in a forest of Douglas-fir and maples, nestled at the foothills of the Columbia River Gorge. This campsite includes 13 individual sites, 3 group sites, and an overflow area near a trailhead leading to a network of trails. Numerous other recreation opportunities are within a short drive.