Become a Camp Host at Potrero County Park

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ORGANIZATION: County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation


Hosts provide services in partnership with staff by providing visitors with information, assistance, and services. This is accomplished by encouraging compliance with park rules and regulations, acting as a contact if emergencies occur when a ranger or site supervisor is off duty, and collecting fees when trained and authorized. General additional duties include maintaining facilities and/or landscaping, removing litter, making simple repairs, and performing light housekeeping and janitorial duties or other work as assigned to support park operations.

Hosts provide a minimum of 20 hours per week of scheduled duties in exchange for a site and hook-ups for a motor home or trailer. (Please note selected hosts need to have weekday, weekend, and holiday availability, and we are not able to accommodate all hours completed in two days) It is also a requirement that hosts live on-site, meaning they sleep in their motorhome or trailer to be the off-hours contact at the location should an emergency arise.

Potrero Regional Park, 45 miles east of San Diego, is a broad valley dotted by coastal live oaks. Its grassy meadow and rocky hillsides provide quiet solitude for hikers and campers year round. Picnickers also enjoy the shade of hundred-year old oak trees.

The Park offers two wilderness cabins, RV, tent, and group camping with 37 campsites available. Groups, including corporate campouts, can use developed and primitive sites, and are welcome to reserve a picnic area. Hot showers are available for campers staying in the cabins, at one of the RV sites, which have electrical hook-ups and water, or at one of the tent sites.

Visitors can enjoy the ball field, an enclosed pavilion, playgrounds, and fitness and hiking trails. The nearby town of Potrero offers a general store, cafe, post office, and library. The railroad museum and century-old historic stone store in Campo make for an interesting side trip, and the colorful Mexican community of Tecate is only minutes away. Learn More about Potrero County Park.

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About County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation


5500 Overland Avenue, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life in San Diego by providing opportunities for high quality parks and recreation experiences and to preserve regionally significant natural and cultural resources.


The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation strives to have a park and recreation system that is the pride of San Diego County. We offer camping, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, weddings, interpretive programs, nature study, volunteer opportunities, trails, senior centers, and youth programs. We serve a population of approximately 3,000,000 within 4,200 square miles. We have over 90 locations, including campgrounds, picnic parks, open space preserves, historic sites, community centers, teen centers, sports complexes, local parks and wetlands.


Sports & Recreation
Community, Environment, Sports & Recreation


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24800 Potrero Park DrivePotrero, CA 91963



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Customer Service
  • Janitorial Maintenance


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hosts provide a minimum of 20 hours per week of scheduled duties in exchange for a site and hook-ups for a motor home or trailer. - Available 5 days a week including most weekends and holidays to assist with volunteer duties as assigned.
  • Provide own RV or 5th wheel, along with applicable tow vehicle

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