For Release: Feb. 1, 2007
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
BLM Needs Camp Hosts at Trinity River, Pit River Sites
Opportunities to live and work, at least temporarily, along the banks of two scenic Northern California rivers are being offered by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management.
The agency needs campground hosts for three Trinity River campgrounds west of Weaverville, and for the Pit River Campground west of Fall River Mills. All sites are off California State Highway 299.
Along the Trinity River, the BLM’s Redding Field Office said host positions are open at the Junction City, Douglas City and Steel Bridge campgrounds. The camping season runs from May through November.
The Trinity River is popular for rafting, kayaking and fishing. The nearest full service community is Weaverville, approximately 10 miles away.
On the Pit River, the agency has one host position open at a small, recently renovated campground. The season runs from mid-April to Nov. 1.
The Pit River Campground is a popular picnic and fishing site, and attracts kayakers and rafters during high river flows. The nearest full service community is Fall River Mills, about five miles away. The community has an 18-hole championship golf course.
At all sites, camp hosts provide visitor information, collect camping fees and perform light maintenance.
The BLM provides hosts with campsites and services that include electricity, water and phone connections. The level of services varies. The BLM provides a small stipend to help with living expenses.
Information on the Trinity River positions is available from Bill Kuntz in the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100. Information on the Pit River host job is available from Claude Singleton in the BLM Alturas Field Office, (530) 233-4666.
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