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Release Date: 01/22/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, 719-269-8553    

BLM Seeks Campground Host for Zapata Falls (01-21-14)

, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking a campground host for the Zapata Falls Campground. Hosts are on-site ambassadors for the BLM, welcoming visitors, answering questions about Zapata Falls and the surrounding area, and acquainting visitors with campground amenities and rules. The BLM prefers one host for the entire season (mid-May through early October).
Hosts are responsible for day-to-day campground duties, including ensuring campground rules are followed; conducting visitor monitoring; and conducting basic campground maintenance such as checking/cleaning bathrooms, picking up trash and removing ash from fire pits. While there is no official training, the BLM will provide orientation as necessary. The BLM supplies weekly bathroom cleaning and trash removal.
In exchange for these services, the host will receive fee-free camping in a beautiful corner of the San Luis Valley. A new water system has been installed in the camp host site, but electric and septic hook-ups are not provided (Blue Boy Tank available). The BLM will provide reimbursement for propane. Camping equipment, groceries and other supplies are not provided.
The campground is located 30 miles east of Alamosa at an elevation of approximately 9,000 feet.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Brinkley Messick at 719-655-6133, Clayton Davey at 719-852-6259, or go to and enter Zapata Falls as a keyword search.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 01-22-2014