Campground Host Positions Still Available on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

Release Date: May 4, 2018  

Are you passionate about National Forest System lands and looking to spend the summer outdoors? If so, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wants you to volunteer as a campground host this summer! Volunteer campground host positions are still available at several campsites across the forest.

Spring Bar Campground, located along the main Salmon River near Riggins, is looking for a volunteer campground host to work from approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day. The weekly schedule is Thursday through Monday, including holidays. The volunteer would need to provide their own trailer and generator. Interested volunteers should contact Samuel Manifold at

A volunteer opportunity is available at Laird Park Campground, located approximately 13 miles northeast of Potlatch. This site offers a sandy beach, group picnic areas, and a short interpretive trail. This position runs from mid-May through early September; work week is Thursday through Sunday. Camp host site includes electrical hookups, drinking water, sewage vault, picnic table, and fire ring. Interested volunteers should contact Shawn Dieterich at

If you’re interested in spending the summer along the North Fork, you’re in luck; opportunities are available at the Kelly Forks Campground, Washington Creek Campground, and the Weitas Guard Station. All of these sites are located northeast of Pierce and offer beautiful scenery and recreation opportunities in the popular North Fork area. Position duration and schedule varies by location, and some specialized handyman skills are required for the Weitas Guard Station position. Interested volunteers should contact Joe Schranz at

A volunteer position has also opened up at Wilderness Gateway Campground, located 50 miles east of Kooskia along U.S. Highway 12 and the beautiful Lochsa River. The position runs from approximately Memoria Day through Labor Day, but the forest will consider those who can work at least one month. The work schedule is Thursday through Monday, including holidays. Hosts will be provided an RV site which includes a fire ring, picnic table, water and sewer hookups, and a solar panel for charging an RV battery. Hosts need to provide their own RV (up to 50 feet in length). Interested volunteers should contact Danna Scholz, or Kearstin Edwards,

Volunteer campground hosts are front–line representatives of the USDA Forest Service. Typical duties include informing visitors of recreational opportunities, answering questions from visitors, monitoring campground sites for fee compliance, recording daily occupancy levels, maintaining campground facilities, and more.

We hope you’ll consider spending the summer with us as a Volunteer Campground Host!