Love to camp? Live the dream and become a DNR camp host

Are you a professional, friendly and polite person who wishes you could go camping for weeks on end? Do you have a properly-insured motor home, camper or travel trailer that supports comfortable camping in rustic, natural areas? DNR might have just the thing for you.

We’re currently taking applications for campground hosts to help provide a positive, safe, and informative experience for visitors at DNR campgrounds statewide.

Host responsibilities include:

  • Be professional, friendly, and polite when interacting with the public.
  • Provide information and rules to campers and visitors.
  • Register overnight campers.
  • Patrol campground and recreational areas.
  • Regularly inspect campground restrooms, picnic shelters, campsites, campfire pits and boat launch areas.
  • Report vandalism, illegal or abusive behavior.

Pick your site today!

Ahtanum State Forest view
View of Mount Rainier from Ahtanum State Forest. Photo: DNR

Ahtanum Campground, Ahtanum State Forest, near Yakima
Ahtanum Campground is a highly used recreation area for off-road vehicle riding, hiking, and horseback riding. Winter recreation is also popular for snowshoeing, sledding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Cold Creek Campground, Yacolt Burn State Forest, near Camas
Cold Creek Campground is open year-round and is a favorite for family tent camping, equestrian use, mountain biking, and hiking. For more information, check out our flier.

Jim Davis, a Tahuya and Green Mountain Committee Member, gets ready for a trail ride in Tahuya State Forest. Photo: Herb Gerhardt.
Jim Davis, a Tahuya and Green Mountain Committee Member, gets ready for a trail ride in Tahuya State Forest. Photo: Herb Gerhardt.

Tahuya River Horse Camp, Tahuya State Forest, near Belfair
This site provides camping opportunities for primarily non-motorized recreationists including equestrian and fishing enthusiasts.

For more information about campground hosting with DNR, including who to contact and how to apply, visit our camp host Web page.

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