Parker canyon lake

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This position will serve the Parker Lake Campgrounds and day use areas. The Campground consists of 65 campsites, one group site, and a day use area at the Marina. Located on the western side of the District’s Huachuca Mountains adjacent to Parker Canyon Lake, a well-stocked 125-acre lake that offers a nice variety to the landscape. The lake is suitable for small watercraft and fishing, and has a 5-mile loop trail around the shore.

Minimum of 24 volunteer hours a week is expected for this position.

General duties include maintaining restrooms and campgrounds, making public contacts, and updating visitor information boards. Host must be able to handle garbage bags and clean restrooms. While you will not handle fees, you would be expected to restock fee envelopes at pay stations. String trimming grass/weeds around facilities, recreation sites, and the Lakeshore trail head is commonly needed.

We offer full hook-ups (30 amp solar electric, water, septic, and provide propane) at this site. The solar power can fall short of some RV needs, so you will also have access to a Honda generator that should be sufficient. We also provide a golf cart for getting around the campgrounds.

This host site is located in the RV side of the Parker Lake Campground and is situated at about 5,500’ elevation. Due to the elevation, this site has the added benefit of being cooler in the summer when compared to the surrounding areas. In the winter, we still have very pleasant temperatures, and if we do get snow, it rarely last on the ground for more than a day. For reference, Tucson and Phoenix are located at about 2,000’ and 1,000’, respectively.

The neighboring city of Sierra Vista offers many big box stores, restaurants and services you would expect to find in any city. The City of Sierra Vista’s elevation is approximately 4,600’. The closest towns are the communities of Sonoita and Elgin located at the crossroads of Hwy 82 and 83. They are small communities that have their biggest claim to fame in Wine production and tours. The town of Sonoita has a convenient store/gas station, Dollar General, post office and a few restaurants. Fire and emergency services are also available from Sonoita.

The Huachuca Mountains range from 4,600’-9,466’ with about 150 miles of trails on the district. Miller Peak Wilderness, located within the Huachuca Mountains, is about 20,000 acres.

Start Date - 2023-12-01

End Date - 2024-06-01

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;General Assistance;Visitor Information

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