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Get Involved: Ridgway State Park - Campground Host

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Campground Host


Do you enjoy camping/RV'ing, working outdoors, interacting with people, and have good customer service and communication skills? Become a volunteer Campground Host at Ridgway State Park!

Located at the base of the spectacular San Juan Mountains in Western Colorado, and close to Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway, make Ridgway State Park the gateway to a wide range of outdoor natural recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, alpine 4x4 roads, nature photography and much more. Ridgway State Park has 280 campsites, a 1000-acre reservoir, 15 miles of trails, a swim beach, a marina, picnicking areas, and a fly fishing stream.

Our volunteer hosts assist campers, maintain the campsites, sell firewood, and help with reservations. Hosts may also help in other sections of the park depending on their skills and interests.

Site elevation: 6,800 ft.

1 opening for summer 2024. We are looking for couples or pairs and will discuss with hosts on a case-by-case basis who have children or pets.

Time Commitment:

24 hours per week per person (minimum). Hosts will receive 3 consecutive days off per week, and are required to volunteer on weekends and holidays.

Time commitment is 4-5 months, depending on the season. Host opportunities are available year round at these intervals:

Winter - December-March

Spring - April-May

Summer - April or May-Labor Day

Fall - September-October

Volunteer Benefits:

Free campsite in exchange for volunteer service!


Hosts receive a full hookup campsite and will have access to public land, historical mountain towns, and a large variety of outdoor recreation options. This location is in high demand due to the natural beauty and amazing team atmosphere! Hosts also enjoy informal get-togethers and are an integral part of the park's team and success.

Volunteer Hosts - Campground Host, General - Ongoing Volunteering, Customer Service - Customer Service/Visitor Information, Maintenance and Construction - Grounds/Facility Maintenance, Customer Service - Sell Passes, Licenses, Gifts, Customer Service - Greet and Orient Visitors, Customer Service - Administrative/Office Support
Ridgway State Park

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Erin Vogel - Staff
(970) 626-5822