2022 Beartree Camp Hosts

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USDA Forest Service

The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is looking for volunteers to fill several campground host opportunities. Campsite will be provided free of charge, but Hosts must provide their own living quarters; e.g.. trailer or RV.

Beartree Campground offers a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere with 73 family sites within the campground for tents, trailers and RVs in two loops. With over 400 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, as well as numerous fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing areas throughout the recreation area, this campground is perfect for people who want to enjoy an assortment of different outdoor activities. Located near the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway, the campground is just 5.5 miles to Konnarock, Virginia, 9 miles from Damascus, Virginia and 23 miles from the larger town of Abingdon, Virginia. The Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Creeper Trail as located nearby. Full hookups are available for host sites. WiFi will be available for the host, in addition to a landline and full use of a washer and dryer, free of cost!

Hosts should be at the campground 4-5 days per week, including weekends and holidays

Hosts may be called upon 24 hours a day

Days off will be scheduled for weekdays, usually Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday

Host Duties:

Greet, help orient, provide information inform visitors of rules and regulations

Manage Reservations

Perform minor maintenance tasks such as sweeping, mopping, shoveling and raking

Cleaning restrooms/bathhouses daily

Inspect campground

Record keeping

Monitor use of area

Ash removal from fire pits/grills

Cleaning picnic tables

Opening and Closing of gate each day

Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, safety equipment, and training will be provided by the Forest Service.

Please call for more information on this opportunity! For additional information, please contact Janida Bonham, Volunteer Coordinator at janida.bonham@usda.gov or at 276-783-5196

Start Date - 2022-05-01

End Date - 2022-10-30

Activities include: Campground/Site Host

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


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  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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