BLM Northwest Oregon District Needs Campground Hosts

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Portland, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management Northwest Oregon District is looking for spring and summer campground hosts at several of their recreation sites. Recreation sites are a great example of how the BLM serves the American family by being good neighbors, supporting traditional land uses such as grazing, and providing access to hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities.

Campground hosts reside in their own RV at the campground they are hosting. The campground hosts are typically responsible for the following:

  • Greeting guests;
  • Helping guests solve problems;
  • Cleaning exterior and interior facilities (particularly bathroom buildings); and
  • Maintaining camp sites and restrooms.


In the BLM Northwest Oregon District there are openings at:

Alsea Falls Recreation Site (Along the South Fork Alsea River National Back Country Byway, between the small communities of Alsea and Alpine):

  • Need: One camp host or camp host couple.
  • Willing to live remotely at host campsite. Host should have an RV or tent suitable for a long term stay
  • Camp host amenities: water, sewage dump.
  • Season: May through September 2018 (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Steve Baldwin, Park Manager: sbaldwin@blm.gov, 503-559-7291.


Canyon Creek Recreation Site (located within the Little North Santiam Recreation Area):

  • Need: One camp host couple.
  • Willing to live remotely at host camp site. Host should have an RV or tent suitable for a long term stay
  • Camp host site amenities: water, electric and sewage dump.
  • Season: May through September (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Steve Baldwin, Park Manager: sbaldwin@blm.gov, 503-559-7291.


Clay and Whittaker Creek Recreation Sites (Approximately 50 miles west of Eugene, in the Cascade Mountains coast range)

  • Need: One to two camp host couples per site.
  • Willing to live in a remote area, hosts would need their own RV for BLM-furnished RV pad.
  • Camp host site amenities: Depending on carrier, cell service is available at some locations inside the parks, but not always reliable.
  • Season: May through September 2018 (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: John Wardle, Maintenance worker: jwardle@blm.gov, 541-510-4679.


Elkhorn Valley Recreation Site (located within the Little North Santiam Recreation Area)

  • Need: One to two camp hosts or camp host couples.
  • Willing to live remotely at host camp site. Host should have an RV or tent suitable for a long term stay.
  • Camp host site amenities: water, electric and sewage dump.
  • Season: April through September (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Steve Baldwin, Park Manager: sbaldwin@blm.gov, 503-559-7291.


Hult Pond (located 28 miles northwest of Eugene and five miles north of Horton)

  • Need: One camp host couple.
  • Willing to live remotely at host camp site. Host should have an RV or tent suitable for a long term stay.
  • Camp host site amenities: will provide generator and propane gas.
  • Season: May through September (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: John Wardle, Maintenance worker: jwardle@blm.gov, 541-510-4679.


Molalla Corridor (east of Molalla):

  • Need: One camp host or camp host couple.
  • Willing to live semi remotely at a host camp site in the Molalla Corridor.
  • Camp host site amenities: water and sewage dump.
  • Season: April through October 2018 (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Mark Marshall, Park Manager: mmarshal@blm.gov, 503-551-9814.


Sharps Creek Recreation Site (20 miles east of Cottage Grove, includes 11 units and is located adjacent to a naturally-formed swimming area fed by the waters of Sharps Creek)

  • Need: One camp host or camp host couple.
  • A self-contained vehicle or trailer is desirable as inclement weather can occur at any time.
  • Camp host site amenities: electricity, telephone service, water available via hand pump.
  • Season: end of May through September 2018.
  • CONTACT: John Wardle, Maintenance worker: jwardle@blm.gov, 541-510-4679.


Wildwood Recreation Site (40 miles east of Portland near Mt. Hood along the Wild and Scenic Salmon River):

  • Need: Two-three camp host couples.
  • Willing to live in a host camp site at Wildwood Recreation Area.
  • Camp host site amenities: full hookups, propane, free laundry, golf cart, and internet access.
  • Season: April through October 2018 (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Mark Marshall., Park Manager: mmarshal@blm.gov, 503-551-9814.


Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is a 100-acre day-use area managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The park is located on a prominent headland just three miles north of Newport, on Oregon's scenic Central Coast:

  • Need: Interpretive Guide and Interpretive host.
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, show a willingness to work with, and get along with a variety of co-workers and visitors of all ages.
  • Camp host amenities: Trailer/RV pads with full hookup and ocean views are provided.
  • Season: May through January 2019 (negotiable).
  • CONTACT: Katherine Fuller, Volunteer Coordinator: kafuller@blm.gov, 541-574-3143.


Additional information about recreation in the Pacific Northwest is available online at: www.blm.gov/visit