BLM has camp host opportunities at Eagle Lake and Bizz Johnson Trail

Opportunities to live and work at beautiful Eagle Lake and along the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, both in Lassen County, are being offered by the Bureau of Land Management in two volunteer camp host positions.

At the North Eagle Lake Campground, the host provides visitor information and performs light maintenance at a 20-site campground and along a mile-and-a-half-long area of primitive dispersed shoreline camping at Rocky Point. Eagle Lake is a renowned fishing destination.

Near Susanville, the host at the Hobo Camp Trailhead for the Bizz Johnson Trail provides visitor information and performs light maintenance at a picnic area adjacent to the trail and at Susan River access areas. The area is popular for walking, running, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. People also visit for trout fishing, swimming and picnicking.

In both locations the BLM provides a campsite with power, water and sewer hookups. The BLM pays a small stipend to help offset living expenses. The hosts work a season beginning in May and ending in mid November, weather depending.

Anyone interested should contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Stan Bales at 252-5311, or by email at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.