Camp Host - Rio Grande Village

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Rio Grande Village Campground is a fairly large campground with 100 campsites near the banks of the Rio Grande River, the international border between the United States and Mexico. It is one of the most popular campgrounds in Big Bend hosting small sites for tents up to large pull-through sites for RVs up to 40’ in length.

This campground is at an elevation of 1,850 ft. Because cold air tends to sink into lower valleys during the peak seasons of fall and winter, temperatures are cooler here than in other parts of the park during these times. Being prepared for all types of weather is advised.

The campground also acts as a launching point for various trips down the Rio Grande via access at the boat ramp in the group campground. It is close to the Boquillas Port of Entry allowing visitors, with a valid passport, to cross over into Mexico for the day. Additionally, there are numerous hiking trails and back country roads for exploration into Big Bend’s backcountry, along with Hot Springs for a nice soak when temperatures are cooler in the winter months.

This is a minimum 32-hours per week volunteer position. The incumbent must furnish his or her own trailer or RV under 40’ in length and live in the Rio Grande Village Campground. Being vaccinated for COVID-19 is required. Electrical, water and sewer hookups are provided free of charge and propane is reimbursed. Additional laundry facilities are provided in the Rio Grande Village housing area near the volunteer RV hookups.

There is wifi in the Rio Grande Village campground for use by the camphost only.

Full-time and part-time volunteers who will work outside must be identifiable to the public. Uniform consists of dark brown pants/shorts and a khaki work shirt with VIP patch sewn on the left-hand sleeve. Volunteers may obtain volunteer work shirts and hats at the volunteer cache.

Start Date - 2022-03-01

End Date - 2022-04-30

Activities include: Campground/Site Host

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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Big Bend National Park, TX 79834



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