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Campground Host

Forest Service

Job category:
Camp Host
Housekeeping / Cleaning
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: None
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

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Job Description




1755 South Mitchell Street

Cadillac, Michigan, 49601


DATES: 5/15/2024 – 9/9/2024


DEPT: Forest Service


2024 Huron Shores Ranger District Campground Hosts


Jewell Lake Campground

Sawmill Point Campground


Campground Description:

The Huron-Manistee National Forests is looking for an energetic, hardworking, fun-loving person/couple to serve as volunteer hosts. For 2024, there are opportunities at both Jewell Lake Campground and Sawmill Point Campground on the the Huron Shores Ranger District near the town of Oscoda, Michigan.


Jewell Lake Campground


  • Jewell Lake Campground is located on the east side of the 193-acre Jewell Lake. This lake offers a wide variety of fishing and boating opportunities.
  • No reservations required
  • Boat ramp/day use area
  • A snowmobile trail runs through the area during the winter months
  • 2 handpumps for drinking water
  • 3 pit vault toilets
  • No electricity/no hookups/no septic for RV
  • Open May 7-October 31
  • 32 campsites including host site.
  • Gravel road
  • Light camper use

Sawmill Point- Cook

Directions– Located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Rod. Turn north on Cooke Dam Rd.

  • No water/no electricity/no septic/no hookups
  • Dispersed camping
  • Sites 42-57
  • Reservations are required through
  • Boat Ramp @ site
  • 4 pit vault toilets
  • Heavy camper use

Position Description:

Campground Hosts represent the Forest Service to visitors by explaining rules and regulations, answering questions, and providing information. Hosts will be asked to provide friendly and patient customer service, perform daily campground cleaning, and some other light maintenance as needed.


All necessary tools, supplies, safety equipment, uniform components, and training will be provided by the Forest Service. Additionally, a golf cart and fuel will be available for transportation around the campground. Previous host experience is helpful but not required.


Please call for more information on this opportunity! For additional information, please contact Autumn Clark at


Duties Include:

         Hosts are expected to wear all personal protective equipment for work and that equipment is provided.

         Hosts are expected to wear a provided host badge at all times (Or other identifying gear).

         Daily check/cleaning of campground sites and restroom facilities

         Daily garbage pick-up

         Site mowing (if gear is provided) coordinated with Rec Staff

         Other minor miscellaneous site maintenance (as needed)

         Completion of a daily visitor log

         Checking vehicles/campers for proof of fee payment

         Leaving notice of failure to pay for vehicles not displaying proof of payment (or contact MRD Rec Staff)

         Daily interaction with visitors including answering questions about the site and the Mio Ranger District

         Review and adhere to all applicable safety requirements set forth for duties performed (JHAs)

         Regular check in with assigned Forest Service point of contact



         Conservation Education

         Driver’s License

         General Assistance


         Visitor Information

         Working with People



         Campground/Site Host

         Campground Maintenance

         Conservation Education

         General Assistance

         Visitor Information


Position Specific Information:

1)    Season:

Earliest start date: May 15th 2024

End date: September 9th 2024


A minimum of a 4 weeks commitment within this timeframe is ideal; preference will be given to longer-term applicants.


2)    Hours:

Hosts are expected to log a minimum of 20 work hours per week (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend). Hosts should be in the campground and available to the public 5 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


3)    Housing:

Volunteer hosts must have/own their own accommodation (RV/Camper/Motorhome) to live on site; tents are not permitted. No hook ups are available. Handpump well water, vault toilets, and weekly trash pickup are available.


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