Nat’l Forest Seeks Campground Operators
Mark Twain National Forest officials are looking for campground managers to operate nine national forest campgrounds, their associated recreation areas, and one rental cabin, the Rolla (Mo.) Daily News reported.
Anyone interested in being a Mark Twain National Forest recreation manager, or concessionaire, should submit proposals by close of business Jan. 29, 2014.
The selection of successful applicants should be made by Feb. 20, 2014. Approved managers will start operations no later than May 15, 2014.
Most recreation sites operated by Mark Twain National Forest have had volunteer campground hosts helping with visitor information and contacts, cleaning, doing light maintenance, and, in some cases, mowing.
“Concessionaire campground managers that have the responsibility for one or two campgrounds are able to spend more time in the campgrounds and are more available to campers than Forest Service employees,” said Bill Nightingale, Mark Twain National Forest forest supervisor. “This is an opportunity to team up with private individuals or companies to provide quality recreation opportunities.”
Under the terms of the prospectus available from Mark Twain National Forest’s supervisor’s office in Rolla, the Forest Service is seeking proposals from potential recreation managers to operate and maintain one or more of the 10 recreation sites.
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