Campground hosts wanted on the Lassen National Forest

There is no substitute for the personal touch that makes a camper feel welcome. Do you enjoy interacting with people and camping in the great outdoors? Are you interested in spending the summer in beautiful Lassen National Forest? If so, you might consider volunteering as a campground host with us.

Each year we search for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy the outdoors and like helping people, to support our public lands by greeting visitors and taking care of the many campgrounds here on the Lassen National Forest.

Campground hosts assist the Forest Service with the operation of our campgrounds by:

  • Greeting visitors, answering questions, and providing information;
  • Informing visitors of campground rules, including fee requirements;
  • Performing light maintenance such as litter pickup, restroom cleaning, raking, and campsite cleaning; and
  • Monitoring campground use and reporting issues to the Forest Service.

We provide campground hosts with uniforms, tools, supplies and any training necessary to serve in our campgrounds. Campground hosts receive a free campsite, and at certain locations, may receive free propane refills, and a daily reimbursement in exchange for their service.

Length of stay and weekly hour commitments can very. Contact the local ranger station for more information. Background checks will be performed on all prospective campground hosts.

To find out how you can become a campground Host, or to request more information, call the Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District at (530) 258-2141 or Hat Creek Ranger District at (530) 336-5521 during regular business hours.

Applications will be accepted until all host positions are filled.

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