Posts Tagged ‘Dragoon Creek Campground’

Wanted: Campground Host for DNR’s Dragoon Creek Campground

July 11, 2013
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A picnic area and meadow on a sunny summer day at Dragoon Creek. Photo By: DNR/ Diana Lofflin

Have you ever spent a weekend camping and thought to yourself; “Man, I wish this didn’t have to end”? Well it might not have to. DNR is still looking for a volunteer campground host for Dragoon Creek Campground and you may be just the person for the job. Sadly, this beloved campground will remain closed until a host is found.

Dragoon Creek Campground is a local favorite for its remote feel regardless of being conveniently located so close to town. The campground is just 14 miles north of Spokane, and boasts 22 developed campsites, RV access, drinking water, restrooms, and campfire pits throughout the grounds. Host site amenities include water, power, sewer, and phone to make things a little more comfortable.

See photos of Dragoon Creek Campground near Spokane here.

Volunteer campground hosts play a crucial role in protecting our most popular recreation areas. They maintain the areas, answer questions for the public, and work directly with DNR staff. Volunteers serve as a direct contact with law enforcement, and their presence is a reminder to the public that we all work together to preserve state lands. Without volunteer campground hosts, we wouldn’t be able to keep some of these areas open.

All hosts must complete Basic First Aid training and pass a Washington State Patrol criminal background check.

If you’ve made it this far and you’re still interested, you can contact Kyle Pomeranky for more information at 509-685-2719, or kyle.pomrankey@dnr.wa.gov

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Wanted: Campground Hosts for DNR Recreation Sites in Southwest Washington

June 3, 2013
Merrill Lake

Become a camp host for DNR and enjoy a summer basking in nature. Photo by: DNR

Have you ever spent a weekend camping and thought to yourself; “Man, I wish this didn’t have to end!” Well it might not have to.

Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for a volunteer hosts for  campgrounds and you may be just the person for the job.

DNR needs hosts for three sites in southwest Washington: Margaret McKenny campground in Capitol State Forest, Dougan Creek campground in Yacolt Burn State Forest, and Merrill Lake campground just north of Cougar, Washington. Margaret McKenny and Dougan Creek have full hook-ups on site. Merrill Lake is a more primitive site for those looking to get away from it all.

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DNR looking for a volunteer host for Dragoon Creek Campground

May 17, 2013
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A picnic area and meadow on a sunny summer day at Dragoon Creek. Photo By: DNR/ Diana Lofflin

Have you ever spent a weekend camping and thought to yourself; “Man, I wish this didn’t have to end”? Well it might not have to. DNR is looking for a volunteer campground host for Dragoon Creek Campground and you may be just the person for the job.

Volunteer campground hosts play a crucial role in protecting our most popular recreation areas. They maintain the areas, answer questions for the public, and work directly with DNR staff. Volunteers serve as a direct contact with law enforcement, and their presence is a reminder to the public that we all work together to preserve state lands. Without volunteer campground hosts, we wouldn’t be able to keep some of these areas open.

See photos of Dragoon Creek Campground near Spokane here.

Dragoon Creek Campground is a local favorite for its remote feel regardless of being conveniently located so close to town. The campground is just 14 miles north of Spokane, and boasts 22 developed campsites, RV access, drinking water, restrooms, and campfire pits throughout the grounds. Host site amenities include water, power, sewer, and phone to make things a little more comfortable.

All hosts must complete Basic First Aid training and pass a Washington State Patrol criminal background check.

If you’ve made it this far and you’re still interested, you can contact Kyle Pomeranky for more information at 509-685-2719, or kyle.pomrankey@dnr.wa.gov

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Discover Pass to the rescue: Discover Pass saves Spokane’s much loved Dragoon Creek Campground

July 20, 2012

KXLYFourteen miles north of Spokane lays the quiet, peaceful, and strikingly beautiful Dragoon Creek Campground and Picnic Area.

This campground is well loved by campers from Spokane looking to escape it all. So, why haven’t you heard of it?

In 2009, state budget cuts forced the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to close the site to the public. After almost four years, DNR was able to reopen the campground with funds from the Discover Pass.

Your Discover Pass purchase goes directly into funding recreation sites like Dragoon Creek Campground and making sure they stay open. You can think of that every time you hang your yellow pass on your rear view mirror and set out on another outdoor adventure.

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Discover Pass funds allow Spokane’s much loved Dragoon Creek Campground and Picnic Area to reopen to the public after being closed for four years. Photo by: DNR/Diana Lofflin

Why we swoon for Dragoon!
Every recreation site is well loved by Washingtonians, but Dragoon Creek Campground has a special place in the hearts of the people of Spokane. In less than twenty minutes, they can reach a ‘get-away-from-EVERYTHING’ destination.

Dragoon Creek Campground is perfect for a day trip. Pack a picnic and stay for a game of badminton in the grass. Or bring your kids and spend the day catching butterflies and watching dragonflies dance along the creek. How romantic would it be for you and your sweetheart to spend an evening away from city chaos and enjoy a checkered-blanket dinner with your toes splashing playfully in the water?

But where Dragoon Creek really shines is as a campground. Driving all day to begin your camping adventure is fun, but difficult to do if you are a weekend warrior, squeezing your adventure into your two days off. At Dragoon Creek Campground you’ll spend your time relaxing…instead of preparing to relax.

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Play in the meadows, camp under the trees, and dip your toes into the water at Dragoon Creek Campground reopened because of your Discover Pass purchases. Photo by: DNR/Diana Lofflin

When you arrive at Dragoon Creek, you will find 22 developed campsites, RV access, drinking water, and restrooms. Campfire fire pits spread throughout the grounds provide a safe place for you to enjoy a marshmallow roast this summer. For tips on making a safe campfire, watch this video made by Spokane’s Boy Scout Troop 216 at Dragoon Creek Campground for National Wildfire Awareness week.

When you buy your Discover Pass, you’ll be proud to know that you’re helping keep beloved sites like Dragoon Creek Campground open. Revenue from the Discover Pass is the main source of funding for recreation in state parks and DNR-managed recreation lands. You need your Discover Pass even for a day trip, so make sure you purchase one before you head out on your next adventure!

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