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Lake Joy Campground

Job category:
Housekeeping / Cleaning
Compensation: RV Site plus wages
Hookups: Full (FHU)
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Yes

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Job Description

Lake Joy Campground is a family owned and managed campground that has been a favorite summer getaway for more than 50 years. Our goal is to provide a clean, relaxing, and friendly environment for families and friends to enjoy time together. We pride ourselves on attention to our campers, the cleanliness of our campground, the care of our grounds, and our modern shower facilities. We are also proud of our private, spring fed lake which has swimming, boating and some of the best fishing in this part of the state.

Lake Joy Campground is located in the driftless area of scenic southwest Wisconsin on the edge of our 60 acre private lake surrounded by nothing but nature itself! This region of Wisconsin was untouched by glaciers which covered much of the state. Therefore, rolling hills and remnants of ancient prairies await your arrival. While we may be rura, Lake Joy Campground is located conveniently to several tri-state metropolitan areas. We are 10 minutes from Platteville, Wisconsin; 30 minutes from Galena, Illinois; 35 minutes from Dubuque, Iowa; 50 minutes from Madison, Wisconsin; 2.5 hours from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 3.5 hours from Chicago, Illinois and 5 hours from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

At Lake Joy Campground, we have a mix of seasonal (150 sites) and overnight (100 site) camping and our small, dedicated team is responsible for everything that’s required to keep a campground of this size running. That does mean that this position comes with the expectation that the couple/individual chosen will contribute in many different areas, as needed, from maintenance to office work. More details can be found below.


Location: Lake Joy Campground in Belmont, WI

Term: April through October

Compensation: $12-15/hr as well as a 30 amp site, weekly sewer pump outs (holding tanks at sites), free use of laundry facilities


Perform facilities maintenance activities including, but not limited to,

·         Cleaning and maintaining restrooms, beaches, and other park locations

·         Painting both interior and exterior

·         Maintaining and repairing roads

·         Complete minor plumbing and electrical repairs

·         Perform trash collection

·         Various grounds keeping tasks


Assist with other tasks including, but not limited to.

·         Working in the campground office/store

·         Resolving issues for guests

·         Assisting with activities and crafts on weekends


This position is at Lake Joy Campground and may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position is open to both couples and individuals and requires a combined 40 hours per week, as well as, some additional on-call hours during the evening, as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to complete general maintenance tasks effectively. Ability to follow detailed instructions and to determine the best means to fulfill the instructions. Ability to work well with others, including the public.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

One (1) year of experience in a park or recreation setting. Experience in the following areas is also preferred: office, retail, hospitality, ground, building or roadway maintenance, janitorial, landscaping, plumbing, HVAC, using and maintaining power tools and/or using heavy equipment such as tractors.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to complete manual labor including heavy lifting and work outside in a variety of weather conditions including temperatures over 100 degrees. Must also be comfortable in an office setting, answering phones and making online reservations. This position may require working nights, weekends and holidays.

To apply, simply send us a resume, or an email including any relevent experience, as well as a little bit about yourself and any special accomodations you may need.

Also, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about the campground or position.

Please keep in mind that it is our off-season, so we may not be as punctual as usual in getting back to everyone, but we do plan on reviewing all applications and getting back to everyone by the end of February.


Phone: 608-762-5150

Thank you for considering us as your home for the season.

Gregg and Joan Patten (Owners)

Nick Schultz (Manager)

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