BLM has openings for volunteer camp hosts in Northern California

The Bureau of Land Management is offering opportunities to live and work in beautiful public land settings, in five Northern California volunteer camp host positions.

In Lassen County, the BLM has host openings at the Hobo Camp Day Use Area along the Bizz Johson National Recreation Trail near Susanville, and at the North Eagle Lake Campground, which includes an undeveloped lakeside camping area.

The Hobo Camp area is a popular trailhead for a nationally known rail trail, while the 20-unit North Eagle Lake Campground and nearby Rocky Point self-contained camping area are popular with visitors to the second largest natural lake in California.

In Trinity County, campground hosts are needed for the Douglas City, Junction City and Steel Bridge campgrounds, all along the Trinity River. Douglas City, popular with anglers and boaters, has 23 tent and trailer campsites, showers and vault toilets. Junction City has 21 tent/trailer sites and offers potable water and vault toilets. The Steel Bridge facility has 13 tent/trailer sites. It is popular with anglers and boaters.

Hosts live on the sites in their own campers or recreational vehicles. The BLM provides hookups and a small stipend to help with living expenses. The hosts greet visitors and provide information, and complete light maintenance.

The camping season runs from mid-April through mid-November or slightly later, weather depending.

Those interested in the Hobo Camp and North Eagle Lake positions should contact the Stan Bales at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 257-0456 or at sbales@blm.gov.

Information on the Trinity River sites is available from the Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100, or by emailing David Byers at dbyers@blm.gov.

Information is also available at www.volunteer.gov. A search feature provides links to each volunteer opportunity.