The state Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to serve as hosts at two of its campgrounds.
Hosts will do general campground maintenance and act as the primary point of contact for campers and visitors.
One host is needed at Cold Creek Campground, 10 miles east of Battle Ground in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. It is open year-round and is a favorite for family tent camping, equestrian use, mountain biking and hiking.
Cold Creek has six campsites, three picnic sites, a day-use area, and links to more than 35 miles of nonmotorized trails. The host site includes a concrete pad that can accommodate a 24-foot RV. This site has access to a septic and power hookup.
The other is at Merrill Lake Campground, north of Cougar. It is open May-September. The campground includes 11 tent campsites, two picnic areas and a primitive boat launch. The host site includes a concrete pad that can accommodate a 24-foot RV. It has access to a septic hookup. This site has no power, phone or water hookup.
If the agency cannot find hosts for either campground, the sites may be closed at any time.
Volunteers must be willing to stay a minimum of one month, although year-long opportunities are available. All hosts must pass a Washington State Patrol criminal background check.
If you are interested, go to bit.ly/DNRcamphost, or contact the department’s Pacific Cascade Region office at 360-577-2025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.