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Get Involved: Crawford State Park

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Crawford State Park. Volunteer today!

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Campground Host


Serve as a camp host and contribute your time to the rewarding operation that is Crawford State Park. Enjoy the mountainous terrain and the geological wonders of the North Fork Valley, featuring Needle Rock, Castle Rock, Sleeping Indian, and Saddle Mountain - all picturesque landmarks visible from the campsites at Crawford State Park. Nearby attractions include the towns of Crawford, Paonia, Hotchkiss and Delta, the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Gunnison Gorge, and more.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist campers
  • Maintain campsites
  • Sell firewood
  • Other tasks as assigned

Elevation: 6800 feet

Looking for 3 hosts for the 2024 season!  Pairs, individuals, families with children, and people who are still working/in their careers (e.g. working remotely) are welcome to apply (couples preferred). Hosts are permitted to have pets.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kelli Lewis
(970) 921-5721


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Education Program Assistance


Assists with interpretation, education, and/or outdoor skills stations for student field trips as needed. Program information/outlines and education kits are made available when appropriate for activities.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kelli Lewis
(970) 921-5721


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Friends of Crawford State Park


Volunteers improve park structures and grounds through grant writing and fundraising; increase park attendance by holding approved activities; serve as park advocates in legislative and other issues; and, contribute volunteer hours in ways that complement the needs of the park.
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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Scott Rist
(970) 921-5721


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Maintenance and Construction


Repair and construct fence; clean up park grounds and facilities; complete special or seasonal maintenance tasks such as boat dock repair; do carpentry, remodeling or other construction projects; provide landscape design expertise; make park information signs; and/or assist with minor vehicle/boat/equipment repairs and maintenance. Assist with the construction and maintainence of trails at Crawford State Park.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kelli Lewis
(970) 921-5721


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Visitor Services


Assist in a variety of clerical and office support duties Assist with a variety of clerical, general office support duties, or fee collection. This position is perfect for volunteer who enjoys interacting with people, has good customer service & communication skills, and who enjoys retail sales environment; answer phones, greet & assist park visitors with park and local area info as well as campsite reservations. Sell park passes, registrations & Department of Wildlife licenses; monitor radio communications; sales in outlet store; restocking of fliers; filing and data entry. Assist with special events as needed.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kelli Lewis
(970) 921-5721


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