The Forest Service is looking for volunteer camp hosts to help manage several campgrounds throughout the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest for the upcoming 2019 camping season. “We are looking for people who enjoy spending time outdoors, camping and meeting new people,” said Recreation Program Manager Noelle Meier. “The services the camp hosts provide are invaluable to our visitors and us.”
Volunteer camp hosts help Forest visitors by providing information, cleaning amenities, and completing light maintenance. All supplies and equipment needed for the cleaning and maintenance are provided hookups. Hosts are needed Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Hosting opportunities are available at the following camp sites:
- Near Butte: Delmoe Lake (contact Jocelyn Dodge, (406) 494-0246)
- Near Philipsburg: Stoney, East Fork Reservoir or Spillway Campground, and near Deer Lodge: Racetrack (contact Otto Lehman, (406) 494-0246, x217)
- Along the Southern Pioneer Mountains Byway: Grasshopper Creek and Price Creek Campgrounds, (contact Patrick Thomas, (406) 683-3911)
- In the Madison valley south of Ennis: Wade and Cliff Lake recreation area (contact Chris Hericks, (406) 682-4253)
The hosts for Grasshopper Creek and Price Creek will also help with the administration and maintenance of the Crystal Park Day Use Site. Only the Grasshopper host site has hookups. If you are interested in hosting, contact one of the employees listed above, or go online to www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf, or www.volunteer.gov to find out more about volunteer opportunities.