Campground Hosts

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Campground Host Program

Retired? Summers free? Consider volunteering to work in a North Dakota State Park as a Campground Host. In exchange for working a one to three month period, hosts receive free, full-service camping for the duration of their stay.

If you are interested in participating in the Campground host program or would like more information, please contact Lynn Spomer at (701) 328-5356 or lspomer@nd.gov

Campground Host Duties

Campground host duties vary depending on park needs. They may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Welcome campers into the park
  • Provide information on park facilities and services, the surrounding area, and North Dakota in general
  • Assist campers in setting up when necessary
  • Assist in the promotion of park activities and special events
  • Relay visitor comments and concerns to appropriate park staff members
  • Police campground for litter
  • Sell firewood during designated hours
  • Notify a park ranger upon viewing a violation of park regulations or a safety hazard
  • Check comfort station and vault toilets and contact staff about cleaning needs, mechanical problems or any deficiencies
  • Hosts may be asked to assist park staff members in planning, organizing, and carrying out special park events, projects, and interpretive programs

Current Campground Host Openings

Location: Lewis & Clark State Park

Availability:

  • Session 1: May 12 – June 10
  • Session 4: Aug 6 – Sept 9
  • Session 5: Sept 10 – 30

Location: Cross Ranch State Park

Availability:

  • Session 3: July 9 – Aug 5

Location: Little Missouri State Park

Availability:

  • Session 1: May 12 – June 10
  • Session 3: July 9 – Aug 5

Location: Icelandic State Park

Availability:

  • Session 2: June 11 – July 8

Location: Turtle River State Park

Availability:

  • Session 4: Aug 6 – Sept 20

Location: Grahams Island State Park

Availability:

  • Session 5: Sept 10 – Sept 30

Location: Fort Ransom State Park

Availability:

  • Session 3: July 9 – Aug 5

Location: Beaver Lake State Park

Availability:

  • Session 2: June 11 – July 8
  • Session 4: Aug 6 – Sept 9
  • Session 5:Sept 10 – Sept 30

For further information about requirements and available time slots please contact Lynn Spomer at (701) 328-5356 or lspomer@nd.gov