2 Campground Hosts-Juniper & Ponderosa campgrounds

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Bandelier National Monument is in need of Campground hosts and is accepting applications for Campground host positions for Juniper and Ponderosa Campgrounds for the 2023 season starting March 1, running through the middle of October. Preference would be given to applicants who can make a minimum three month commitment but we are open to other time commitments as well. Camp hosts will receive a stipend and free utility connections at the host rv sites. Local services and amenities are available in Los Alamos and White Rock within a 10 minute drive.

Juniper Campground is comprised of 57 tent and RV sites with 2 group sites that are spread out in three campground loops. The hosts primary responsibility is to orient groups to the park and encourage campground compliance. Ponderosa Campground is comprised of two group camps sites with a capacity of 50 persons each. Hosts primary responsibility is to orient groups to the park and encourage campground rule compliance and support the Juniper Campground host.

Located on the slopes of the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument is a 33,000+ acre monument established to protect the Ancestral Pueblo sites found here. Bandelier includes a designated wilderness area of 23,267 acres and an 800-acre detached archeological section. The Monument preserves numerous archeological features of a late prehistoric period, which represents the transition of the Pueblo Indians from the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan to modern traditions. Annual visitation exceeds 200,000. Bandelier is located 45 miles from Santa Fe, 32 miles from Espanola, and 12 miles from Los Alamos. The terrain is rugged but beautiful, from 5,300 to 10,199 feet with headquarters located at 6,000 feet. Summers are hot with afternoon thunderstorms being common in late summer. For more information, see the park website: www.nps.gov/BAND. Medical facilities, grocery stores, schools, libraries, shopping and abundant recreational opportunities are available in Los Alamos and White Rock. For more information visit: https://www.losalamosnm.us/ https://visitlosalamos.org/

For additional information or to apply please contact Chief Ranger Dennis Milligan at 505-672-3861 extension 1401 or email at Dennis_Milligan@nps.gov

Start Date - 2023-03-01

End Date - 2023-10-21

Activities include: Campground/Site Host

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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Tue Feb 28, 2023 - Sat Oct 21, 2023
04:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Bandelier National MonumentLos Alamos, NM 87544



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  • People 55+


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