Fore Lake Campground Ocala National Forest

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The Ocala National Forest is seeking campground hosts for campgrounds on the Lake George and Seminole Ranger Districts. Volunteer campground hosts serve as an integral part of the recreation and visitor service teams and are often the first contact for information about the Forest. We rely on our hosts to set a positive tone, offer correct and concise information, and maintain a friendly disposition. Campground Hosts will regularly provide information about rules and regulations, recreation opportunities, and ensure our facilities are the positive face of the forest. Opportunities are available at the following campgrounds:

Fore Lake Recreation Area : In the stillness of the morning fog, a red-shouldered hawk calls out with an echo across Fore Lake. Bounded by marshes, this lake in a scrub ecosystem is an excellent spot for birding from the shores of Fore Lake Recreation Area, where visitors can picnic and swim, or make a night of it in one of the 31 campsites tucked away between the saw palmetto and oak trees. Bring your fishing gear to make full use of the pier and canoe launch area. Fore Lake Campground is a quiet spot for camping on the western edge of the Ocala National Forest about 10 miles outside the city of Ocala.

*Lodging is not provided. Volunteer must provide lodging (ie. travel trailer, fifth wheel, motorhome)*

Campground Host Duties

  • Greet visitors with a friendly and helpful attitude. Assist with campsite registration, answer questions, and assure compliance with regulations.
  • Requested commitment time frame of 3-6 months
  • Keep restroom and campsites neat and clean.
  • Perform light maintenance of campsites and day-use such as trash clean-up, fire ring and grill maintenance, mowing, water system monitoring, and brush clearing.
  • Maintain a neat, clean, and organized host site as an example to the visiting public.
  • Represent the Ocala National Forest in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Show a presence of authority and report any major issues to law enforcement and recreation staff.
  • Keep recreation staff updated on any issues regarding campers, campsite facilities, or maintenance needs.

Start Date - 2024-06-01

End Date - 2025-03-31

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

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


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