Are we looking for you? Camp host position open in Capitol State Forest, near Olympia

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 a campground host for our 24-site Middle Waddell Campground in the Capitol State Forest. Middle Waddell, a short drive from Olympia, is the perfect jumping off point for exploring nearly 90 miles of motorcycle and ATV trail in Capitol State Forest.

Amenities include an RV shelter large enough to fit a 40-foot RV, landline phone for local calls, electricity (not suitable for heat), sewer hook up and pressurized water.

Middle Waddell campground 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.
  • Serve for a 12-month commitment.

If this feels like an opportunity meant for you, fill out an application. Completed applications and any questions can be directed to Barry Godfrey, our education and enforcement warden for the Capitol State Forest, via email or in-person at 801 88th Ave. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. 

For more information about campground hosting with DNR visit our camp host Web page.

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