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Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuge Summer Campground Host

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

We are looking for one or two independent and energetic volunteers seeking a rustic and relaxing summer at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. This Refuge offers opportunities for viewing raptors, pronghorn, sage grouse, and many other wildlife of the high desert.

Campground hosts will stay in the Virgin Valley Campground, located in the heart of the famous Virgin Valley and less than a mile from the Headquarters Office. The Virgin Valley Campground offers a spacious Campground Host RV parking area with power and septic. Potable water and a natural warm springs shower house are located a few yards away. The stark contrast between the valley wetlands and surrounding arid desert which can be viewed from the relaxing comfort of the Virgin Valley Hot Springs pool attract many people to this location, making it one of the most popular areas in this remote part of Nevada. The Virgin Valley pond offers waterfowl viewing and excellent fishing opportunities for perch and crappie. The nearest full service communities are Winnemucca, Nevada located 130 miles south and Lakeview, Oregon located 90 miles west.

Start Date - 2023-05-26

End Date - 2023-09-05

Activities include: Campground Maintenance;General Assistance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.

The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.


Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


20995 Rabbit Hill RoadLakeview, OR 97630



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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