BLM has openings for campground hosts in Northern California


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River in a forest.

REDDING, Calif. The Bureau of Land Management is offering opportunities to live and work in beautiful public land settings, in four Northern California volunteer camp host positions.

In eastern Shasta County, near Fall River Mills, the BLM needs a host at the Pit River Campground, an eight-site facility that includes a day use area. The campground features a kayak launch site, swimming access and fishing pier accessible for persons with disabilities.

In Trinity County, campground hosts are needed for the Douglas City, Junction City and Steel Bridge campgrounds, all along the Trinity River. Douglas City, popular with anglers and boaters, has 23 tent and trailer campsites, showers and vault toilets. Junction City has 21 tent/trailer sites and offers potable water and vault toilets. The Steel Bridge facility has 13 tent/trailer sites. It is popular with anglers and boaters and has access to rapids popular with white water rafting and kayaking enthusiasts.

At all locations the hosts live on site in their own campers or recreational vehicles. The BLM provides hookups and a small stipend to help with living expenses. The hosts greet visitors and provide information, and complete light maintenance.

The camping season runs from mid April through mid November or slightly later, weather depending.

Those interested in the Pit River Campground position should contact the BLM Applegate Field Office,

530-233-4666, or email Elias Flores at Information on the Trinity River sites is available from the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100, or by emailing David Byers at

Information is also available at A search feature provides links to each volunteer opportunity.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.