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

 

 

Electric

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Sewer

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Afton

No host at this location                    
Banning Banning This amenity is available at the campground host site.     A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time
  Willow River Forest       - - A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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X

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

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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  Wakemup Bay Forest This amenity is available at the campground host site. This amenity is available at the campground host site.   - X X X X X -
  Woodenfrog This amenity is available at the campground host site.     -

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X

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

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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 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.    

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X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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Big Stone Lake Big Stone Lake 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time 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.  

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Buffalo River Prairie View 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

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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Camden Upper 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 - -
  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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -
Carley No host at this location                    
Cascade River Cascade River 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 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.    

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A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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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.

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

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

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A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Forestville/Mystery Cave Forestville This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

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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 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 -
Fort Snelling
No host at this location
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franz Jevne Franz Jevne       - - 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 - -
Frontenac Frontenac This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

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X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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 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 -
  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 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.    

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A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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

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

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A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

    Electric 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.    

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

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

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Jay Cooke Jay Cooke 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 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time
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.     - - 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 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.     -

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X

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X

X

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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.

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X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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X

X

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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 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.

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X

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

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X

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X

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Lake Bronson Lakeside This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

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X

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

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X

X

X

X

X

X

Lake Vermilion 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.

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X

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X

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X

    Electric Water Sewer Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
McCarthy Beach Beatrice Lake      

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  Button Box Forest      

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

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X

X

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  Thistledew Lake Forest      

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A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

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Mille Lacs Kathio Mille Lacs Kathio 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 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
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 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.     - 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time - -
Moose Lake Gafvert 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 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
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 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time
  White Fox 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 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time
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

X

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 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.     - 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -
St. Croix Riverview 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 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
Sakatah Lake Sakatah Lake This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Savanna Portage Lake Shumway This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - X X 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
    Electric 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 X 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 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 -
  Lost 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 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 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 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 -
Schoolcraft Schoolcraft 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 A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time -
Sibley Lakeview This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - X X X X A campground host is needed at this location at this time A campground host is needed at this location at this time
  Oak Ridge This amenity is available at the campground host site.     - - - - - - -
Soudan Underground Mine No host at this location                    
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 X X X
Split Rock Lighthouse No host at this location                    
Temperance River Semi-modern 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

X

X

X

X

Tettegouche Semi-modern 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

X

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

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X

X

X

X

X

X

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

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X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

William O'Brien Riverway This amenity is available at the campground host site.    

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

X

X

  Savanna 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

X

X

X

X

Zippel Bay Zippel Bay       - - 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 - -

Grid last updated 3/27/2015

 

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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