By Erin Kirkland
Senior Voice 

Alaska State Parks Seeks Volunteer Camp Hosts


May 1, 2020

With much of the United States and Canada still gripped by COVID-19 travel restrictions, volunteers are needed to fill a number of campground host positions usually filled by Lower 48 retirees.

Alaska State Parks says it will need to rely upon Alaskans this summer to fulfill camp host duties, which include restroom maintenance, fee collection and general supervision of campgrounds around Alaska. In exchange, hosts receive a seasonal campsite suitable for RV living and a small stipend.

“Alaska State Parks is working hard to keep our parks open, but to open most of our campgrounds by May 15 we really need Alaskans who love adventure to fill our campground host positions,” says Ricky Gease, Alaska State Parks Director.

With campground and day use areas still available in regions across Alaska, State Parks staff are interested in filling several slots on the Kenai Peninsula area before salmon fishing begins. These include Johnson Lake; Crooked Creek; Deep Creek; Ninilchik River; Izaak Walton; and Bing’s Landing.

For additional information about the Alaska State Parks camp host program, visit the state parks website:


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