The opportunity to spend the summer in an Iowa state park is available for individuals who serve as campground hosts.
Campground hosts receive free camping at a designated site while they help state parks staff by assisting campers, explaining park rules, helping with registration and serving as an impromptu local tour guide. Hosts will help park staff to keep the park clean and with light maintenance.
Hosts are needed for the season at Brushy Creek, Dolliver, Geode, Nine Eagles, Lake Ahquabi, Lake Keomah and Lake Wapello.
If an entire season is too much, Backbone State Park is looking for a host for September and October.
Applications are available online at http://volunteer.iowadnr.gov
then click on the campground hosts link toward the middle of the page. Or, call 515-242-5704 to have an application mailed.
“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.
For more information, contact Linda King, Office of Volunteer Services, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-242-5074.