Minnesota state park campground hosts

From early spring through the fall, campground host volunteers serve as a "live-in" host at a state park or state forest campground for at least a four-week period. A host's primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining rules that apply to them in a cheerful and helpful manner. Volunteers should be familiar with state park and forest campground rules and the reasoning behind them.

How to apply

Applications are accepted all summer long, but must be received at least 30 days prior to the date you wish to begin serving as a host. Download the campground host application. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Available campground host locations

A campground host is needed at this location at this time.  a campground host is needed at this location for this month

 X   this location has a campground host for this month

   a campground host is not needed at this location in this month

 

 

State park or SRA

Campground

Host site amenities

2015 Availability

 

 

Elec.

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Afton

No host at this location

Banning

Banning

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

   

-

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

Willow River Forest

      - - - -

X

X

-

Bear Head Lake

Bear Head Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

Wakemup Bay Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   - - - - X X X
 

Woodenfrog

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time X

Beaver Creek Valley

Beaver Creek Valley

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Big Bog SRA

Big Bog

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Big Stone Lake

Big Stone Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - X A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

Blue Mounds

Blue Mounds

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.  

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Buffalo River

Prairie View

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   -

-

-

-

X

X

-

Camden

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   - - - -

X

- -

 

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

-

Carley

No host at this location

Cascade River

Cascade River

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - -

-

-

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

Birch Lake State Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

Crow Wing

Crow Wing

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

Pillsbury State Forest/Rock Lake

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

Cuyuna Country SRA

Portsmouth

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

 

Elec.

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Father Hennepin

Lakeview

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. - -

-

-

X

X

X

Flandrau

Flandrau

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Forestville/Mystery Cave

Forestville

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Fort Ridgely

Fort Ridgely

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

Fort Snelling

No host at this location

Franz Jevne

Franz Jevne

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time - -

Frontenac

Frontenac

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

 

Kruger Forest

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

 

Zumbro Bottoms Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Garden Island SRA

No host at this location

George H. Crosby Manitou

No host at this location

Glacial Lakes

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Glendalough

Cart-in

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

-

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Grand Portage

No host at this location

Great River Bluffs

Great River Bluffs

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Greenleaf Lake SRA

No host at this location

Hayes Lake

Hayes Lake

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time - -

Hill Annex Mine

No host at this location

Interstate

Interstate

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

 

Elec.

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Iron Range OHV SRA

No host at this location

Itasca

Bear Paw

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

 

Mantrap

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.  

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

Pine Ridge

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Jay Cooke

Jay Cooke

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

X

John A. Latsch

No host at this location

Judge C.R. Magney

Judge C.R. Magney

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - X A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Kilen Woods

Kilen Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

-

La Salle Lake SRA

La Salle Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

Lac qui Parle

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Lake Bemidji

Lake Bemidji

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.  

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

Lake Bronson

Lakeside

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Lake Carlos

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. -

-

-

-

X

X

X

 

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - -

-

-

X

X

-

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

-

Lake Maria

Ann Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. - - - - X X A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Lake Shetek

Oak Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine

No host at this location

Maplewood

Maplewood

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Elec.

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

McCarthy Beach

Beatrice Lake

     

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

Button Box Forest

     

-

-

-

-

X

-

-

 

Side Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

-

-

 

Thistledew Lake Forest

     

-

-

-

-

X

-

-

Mille Lacs Kathio

Mille Lacs Kathio

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

X

Minneopa

Minneopa

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Minnesota Valley SRA

No host at this location

Monson Lake

Monson Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - X - -

Moose Lake

Gafvert

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - X X A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Myre-Big Island

Big Island

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

- A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

White Fox

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - -

-

-

X

X

X

Nerstrand Big Woods

Nerstrand Big Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Old Mill

No host at this location

Red River SRA

Sherlock Park

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Rice Lake

Rice Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

X

St. Croix

Riverview

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - X X A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Sakatah Lake

Sakatah Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Savanna Portage

Lake Shumway

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - -

-

-

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

 

Elec.

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Scenic

Scenic

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   -

-

-

-

X

X

-

 

Bear Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

 

Lost Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

Owen Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -

Schoolcraft

Schoolcraft

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   - - - - - - -

Sibley

Lakeview

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

-

-

-

X

X A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

Oak Ridge

This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - - - -

Split Rock Creek

Prairie Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site. -

-

-

-

X

X

X

Split Rock Lighthouse

No host at this location

Temperance River

Semi-modern

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Tettegouche

Semi-modern

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Upper Sioux Agency

Yellow Medicine River

This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   - -

-

- A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

-

Whitewater

Whitewater

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Wild River

Wild River

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

William O'Brien

Riverway

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

 

Savanna

This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

Zippel Bay

Zippel Bay

      - - - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time - -

Grid last updated 7/27/2015

 

Details about being a campground host

Download campground host program information packet This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Still have questions?

We've tried to put all the information you might need here on this page. If you still have questions about the campground host program, please call program coordinator at (651) 259-5607 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email campground.host@state.mn.us.

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