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ORGANIZATION: Heyburn State Park


Campground Host What you give:

Campground Hosts are park ambassadors. They perform a variety of tasks such as greeting visitors and handing out information, replacing restroom supplies, cleaning campsites, picking up litter, and informing the rangers about potential problems. Hosts serve as official greeters and must like people, be courteous, outgoing, and helpful to all park visitors. Host volunteers need to be physically capable of performing these duties. You will be scheduled to work varied days and hours, usually 24-30 hours per week. We ask for a commitment from May - end of September, but we're flexible.

What you get:
  • An all-access state park pass
  • Free camping with full hookups
  • A Volunteer Orientation Guidebook about Idaho State Parks
  • A uniform designating your status as volunteer
  • Training by state park personnel
  • Insurance for job-related medical costs
About Heyburn State Park:

Created in 1908, Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Towering Ponderosa pines give way to flower-filled meadows and placid waters. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful serenity of cottages, cabins and campsites and admire the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built many buildings within the park in the 1930s.

Comprised of about 5,744 acres of land and 2,332 acres of water, Heyburn State Park is a paddler and pedaler paradise. Miles of trails await you whether you are a hiker, cyclist or horse rider. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard and enjoy three lakes - Chatcolet, Benewah and Hidden Lakes, or the shadowy St. Joe River, which meanders along the eastern boundary of the park. The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, one of the most popular biking trails in the western United States, runs directly through the park. To learn more, please watch this informative video: https://vimeo.com/8040680

More opportunities with Heyburn State Park

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Heyburn State Park


57 Chatcolet Rd., Plummer, ID 83851, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and Heyburn State Park is to improve the quality of life in Idaho through outdoor recreation and resource stewardship.


Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Created in 1908, it is comprised of approximately 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The park includes three lakes; Chatcolet, Benewah, and Hidden Lakes, with the shadowy St. Joe River meandering along the eastern boundary of the park.

Natural and cultural history is plentiful at Heyburn. Before it was a park, the general area was a gathering place for the Coeur d' Alene Indian tribe. In the 1930's, the park was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and those hardworking crews built many of the park's buildings.

Heyburn is a natural park with a variety of different habitats. Large, tall Ponderosa pines tower over grassy hillsides covered in wildflowers. On shadier slopes, cedar trees mix with hemlocks and huge white pines. On the edges of the lakes, the wetland/marsh areas are home to many types of wildflowers and plants.


Sports & Recreation
Community, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


57 Chatcolet RoadPlummer, ID 83851




  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • You'll be scheduled typically 4 days / week, working about 20-30 hours / week. We do need people who are available on weekends, however some float host positions will only be scheduled in the middle of the week.
  • If you have additional skills that you would like to apply (should you get bored), trade skills such as mechanics, carpentry, and plumbing are incredibly useful. If you are interested in helping with our educational programs as well, let us know!

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