Iowa State Parks Seeking Score of Campground Hosts
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Tuesday (Feb. 28) that it has openings for campground hosts in 20 Iowa State parks this summer.
Campground hosts receive free camping at a designated site in return for assisting campers by explaining park rules, helping with registration, and serving as an impromptu local tour guide. Hosts will also help park staff with cleaning and light maintenance, examiner.com reported.
“We would like to get hosts placed in parks around the middle of March so they are ready to go in April,” said Linda King, with the DNR’s office of volunteer services.
Hosts are currently needed for the season at Pine Lake (124 sites), Pilot Knob (60 sites), Walnut Woods (22 sites), Lake Keomah (65 sites), Lake Manawa (72 sites), Lewis and Clark (112 sites), Bellevue (46 sites), Backbone (125 sites), Beeds Lake (144 sites), Clear Lake (180 sites), Ledges (95 sites), Nine Eagles (68 sites), Pikes Peak (77 sites), Viking Lake (120 sites), Yellow River State Forest (4 campgrounds) and Elk Rock (2 campgrounds).