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Dan Noble State Wildlife Area (SWA) with Miramonte Reservoir is located in a rural setting surrounded by mountains that are very attractive to local residents and non-residents alike. People travel from the far corners of Colorado and from out of state to Dan Noble SWA to recreate, especially to catch the trophy Rainbow Trout, with its distinct pink meat, and abundant crayfish during the summer and ice fish in the winter. The SWA also provides strong economic value to local communities (Norwood, Nucla and Naturita).
Camp host responsibilities include: Maintain/clean campgrounds and day use areas and outhouses; provide maintenance to buildings, outhouses and picnic tables; complete a daily log of camping use by visitors; provide information to visiting public and people wanting to fish; clean and maintain outhouse at Woods Lake SWA (about 85 miles to the east) once a week. Hosts must be able to live in a remote area and enjoy meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. Must be able to perform basic maintenance on the campground and facilities. Should be able to lift 60-70 pounds and pull heavy (and, we admit, sometimes smelly...) trash bags from barrels and place in dump trailer.
Amenities: Electric (30 amp), sewage, AT&T cell service. We are working on a water source at the camp host site.
Site elevation: 7,500 ft.
We are looking for a couple/pair. Children and pets are considered on a case by case basis.
20-25 hours per week. Time commitment is 3-4 months, May - September.
CPW staff in this area cover a very large geographic area, and we wish we could be in two (or three, or four) places at once! A camp host greatly contributes to staff capacity, keeps a friendly presence for visitors, and helps the natural and recreational spaces stay clean and beautiful.