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.

You can help us serve the public by:

  • Providing information and rules to campers and visitors.
  • Registering overnight campers.
  • Patrolling campground and recreational areas.
  • Regularly inspecting campground restrooms, picnic shelters, campsites, campfire pits, and boat launch areas.
  • Reporting vandalism, illegal, or abusive behavior.

Pick your site today!

Ahtanum State Forest view
View of Mount St. Helens 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.

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The picturesque Dragoon Creek runs through Dragoon Creek Campground. Photo/ DNR.

Dragoon Creek Campground, Little Pend Oreille Forest, near Spokane, 
This 23-site campground is surrounded by more than 100 acres of forested state trust lands. Visitors can enjoy the sound of Dragoon Creek, which runs through the middle of the campground. Dragoon Creek Campground is popular for fishing and wildlife viewing.

For more information about campground hosting with DNR, including who to contact and how to apply, visit our volunteer Web page. To see a full list of vacant camp host positions, visit our Flickr album.

To stay in the loop with DNR’s Recreation program, subscribe to our monthly recreation e-newsletter.

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