Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest is seeking campground hosts for the summer, according to a report.
“Basically, if people are looking for that traditional rural Montana setting, this is definitely the area for it, especially in the summertime,” said Danillo Figueroa, Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest recreation specialist.
The campgrounds in need of hosts are Logging Creek, Many Pines, Dry Wolf Campgrounds, Thain Creek Campground located in the Highwood Mountains, and Crystal Lake Campground located in the heart of the Big Snowy Mountains, as per Figueroa.
Hosts do not have to do any sort of cleaning or maintenance due to the pandemic.
They will need to reinforce rules on the property for all of the summer, which begins before Memorial Day until Labor Day weekend. They will also answer any questions that campers may have.
Campground hosts are volunteers and may take a break for a few days during the week. However, they must be back on site on the weekend.
Hosts will be able to take their campers with them and access water. However, they will have to buy food and fuel for generators.
“It’s a really kind of unique way to spend a summer, and we are looking for folks who share our values as an agency, and one of those values is diversity, and so someone who’s welcoming and can make people feel the connection with these special places,” said Chiara Cipriano, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Hosts must arrive at the sites prior to Memorial Day and stay until Labor Day weekend. Those interested may contact Figueroa at 406-547-6011.