Six Rivers seeks campground hosts

EUREKA, Calif. – The Six Rivers National Forest is looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to serve as campground hosts for the 2019 summer season. Host duties include welcoming visitors, sharing news and information about recreational opportunities in the area, and light campground maintenance.

“Our campground hosts are an important part of our recreation program on the forest, as they might be the first or only contact our visitors have with forest personnel,” said Bryson Code, recreation program manager for the forest. “Being a host is a great opportunity if you have a love of the outdoors and enjoy meeting new people.”

Volunteer campground hosts are needed for Patrick Creek, East Fork, Fish Lake, Pearch Creek and Dillon Creek campgrounds.

Hosts are needed in the campground and must be available to the public five days out of each week, plus holidays. Days that typically need the most coverage are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Service hours are 8 am to 5 pm, but hosts may be called upon any time of the day, if needed.

All hosts receive a free campsite for their RV or trailer and personal vehicle. Other amenities may be available, depending on the campground selected.

If you are interested in becoming a Forest Service campground host and would like to know more about the program, please contact:

  • Doug Winn, or (707) 951-9852
    • Patrick Creek Campground (Smith River National Recreation Area): located on scenic Highway 199, along the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of the middle fork of the Smith River.
  • Chris Trunkey, or (530) 629-4136
    • East Fork Campground (Lower Trinity District): located on scenic Highway 299, along the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of the East Fork of Willow Creek.
    • Fish Lake Campground (Orleans District): located 20 miles south from the town of Orleans, 12 miles north of the town of Weitchpec and 8 miles from the Klamath River, makes it an ideal location to participate in the area’s many recreation activities. Visitors can also enjoy fishing for trout, blue-gill, and bass in the lake or explore native plants and wildlife.
    • Pearch Creek Campground (Orleans District): located on scenic Highway 96, about 2 miles north of Orleans, this campground is along the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of Pearch Creek.
    • Dillon Creek Campground (Ukonom District): located off scenic Highway 96, about 20 miles south of Happy Camp, this campground is along the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of Dillon Creek.

For more information about recreation and volunteer opportunities on the forest, contact Bryson Code, at (707) 441-3520 or