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Hill Country State Natural Area (TPWD)


Do you love the outdoors? Are you seeking a quiet place in nature? If so, Hill Country State Natural Area is the right place for you! We are seeking Park Hosts to spend 3 months volunteering with us, with the possibility of extending based on availability. Park Hosts will live on-site with RV space provided. This includes non-potable water, electric, and septic. We are located 10 miles from Bandera, TX (the Cowboy Capital of the World) and we are about an hour away from San Antonio.

Required duties:
- Operating a Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV)
- Must go through required ROV training
- Maintaining bathrooms and day-use area (bathrooms = 1 flush toilet, 4 compostable toilets)
- Checking and cleaning campsites
- Grounds upkeep

Additional opportunities:
- Special maintenance projects
- After-hours visitor orientation
- After-hours campsite checks
- Assist with park events
- Trail monitoring

Important notes: Criminal background check required. There is very limited cell phone service and Wi-Fi within park boundaries, but there is full cell phone service in town. Park roads are unpaved, caliche roads - part of our ranching heritage! Minimum age: 21

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About Hill Country State Natural Area (TPWD)


10600 Bandera Creek Road, Bandera, TX 78003, US

Mission Statement

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


History: Hill Country State Natural Area is in Ban­dera and Medina counties, 52 miles north­west of San Antonio. The state ac­quired the 5,369.8-acre site by gift and purchase in 1976. The natural area opened in 1984. The Merrick Bar-O Ranch donated most of the site. The owners stipulated that it "be kept far removed and untouched by mod­ern civilization, where everything is pre­served intact, yet put to a use­ful purpose."

Programs: Hill Country SNA offers on-site interpretive programs as well as attends off-site outreach events; we welcome you to join us in connecting people with nature and history. Other volunteer opportunities include being a park host, helping with wildlife surveys, invasive species removal, and more!

Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


10600 Bandera Creek RoadBandera, TX 78003



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Sign up with TPWD online:

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