Campground Hosts - Powell Campground - Lochsa Powell Ranger District

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Powell Campground provides direct access to the Lochsa Wild and Scenic River, one of Idaho's most scenic waterways. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness lies on the opposite side of the river. Powell Campground sits in a mature stand of mixed-conifers and shrubs, providing nice shade for all of the campsites. A popular destination for visitors from Montana, as well as travelers along Highway 12, it is often used for family reunions, weddings, and large group gatherings. The area has long been popular with visitors, even famed explorers Lewis and Clark passed through the Lochsa corridor on their way to the Pacific Ocean, in September of 1805!

The campground offers 34 campsites in two camp loops, nestled in a forested setting at 3,400ft elevation. 20 of the campsites can be reserved in advance, and one loop offers electrical hookups. Drinking water is provided by 6 separate hydrants throughout the campground. There is 1 flush toilet, and 4 vault toilets. It is within walking distance of a small general store, fuel, lodging, and a restaurant at the Lochsa Lodge. Other services can be found in Missoula, MT (60 miles) or Kooskia, ID (88 miles).

Host opportunities typically run from approximately mid May through mid September, with a minimum 1 month commitment (3-4 months preferred). Hosts volunteer five days a week, including weekends and holidays, typically working 4-5 hours per day/20 hours per week. Hosts are on duty in the morning and evening, during daylight hours. Days off are taken mid-week on Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs. Hosts are not required to stay on site during their days off. Start/end dates and schedules are negotiable.

Start Date - 2023-05-15

End Date - 2023-09-15

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads

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