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Campground Hosts

Campground hosting is a meaningful way to experience the great outdoors while being an ambassador for our State Parks, Hatcheries, and State Wildlife Areas. In return for your stewardship, you will receive a free campsite for the duration of your stay, a free State Parks pass (after 48 hours of service), training opportunities, uniforms, and the ability to meet new people and make friends from across the nation.

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Campground Hosts

AHRA Winter

Status: Needs 2 More Volunteers

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area 4/1/2021 - 8/1/2021

Status: Needs 4 More Volunteers
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is a 152-mile-long recreation area that runs between Leadville and Lake Pueblo State Park along the Arkansas River and is surrounded by 13,000-14,000 foot peaks. We are looking for camp hosts to help at the Ruby Mountain, Hecla Junction, and Railroad Bridge campgrounds; as well as Point Barr, which used to be a dispersed camping area but is now a campground. Point Barr is relatively isolated and the road wouldn't allow for anything much over an 18ft trailer and certainly not a full-size motorhome. AHRA campgrounds are primitive: there is no electricity, water, sewer, or trash pickup. Wifi is not available. The hosts’ camping units must be self-sufficient. The main recreational activities are commercial and private whitewater rafting and kayaking, hiking, biking, and fishing. Volunteer duties include assisting staff with fee collection, reservations, public information, and light maintenance of campground and restrooms. Hosts are expected to work 20 hours per week.
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