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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Located along the beautiful Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park stretches across three states, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, offering a unique and diverse experience. With over 80 miles of hiking trails, historical sites, overlooks, camping, and guided tours, Cumberland Gap provides opportunities for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Wilderness Road Campground, located in Lee County, Virginia, is Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's only front-country campground. The campground offers 154 total sites, 41 of those with 20-, 30- and 50-amp hookups. Other amenities include a water filling station, a wastewater dumping station, three heated bath houses, and bear-proof containers on primitive camping sites. All campsites must be reserved through the website.

The Campground Host's duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Patrolling the campground 3 times per day and making sure there are no unlawfully occupied campsites (based on the reservation calendar).
  • Keeping campsites free of trash, reporting downed tree limbs to the appropriate park contact, and cleaning any fire rings and grills that need attention.
  • Receiving training on the proper use of--and maintaining adequate care of--park-issued equipment such as radio, vehicles, keys, and groundskeeping/cleaning equipment.
  • Keeping his/her own campsite clean and organized at all times.
  • Helping any campers in need of assistance, and reporting incidents to Law Enforcement when appropriate.
  • Cleaning and restocking restrooms daily.
  • Staffing the entrance station as needed, selling Eastern National merchandise, and handling the cash register.
  • Assisting visitors with the use of
  • Assisting interpretive staff with park programming, safety talks, and demonstrations as needed.

Start Date - 2024-03-01

End Date - 2024-05-31

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

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