Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteer camp host for Hammer Creek campground

Spend your summer along the beautiful Lower Salmon River!

COTTONWOOD, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Cottonwood Field Office is in search of a volunteer campground host for its popular Hammer Creek Campground and Recreation Site. Situated along the beautiful Lower Salmon River, Hammer Creek is located just 3 miles from Whitebird. The site is highly sought after for camping, day use activities and is also a popular put-in site for river activities.

Some of the amenities offered include 12 non-reservable fee campsites, a day use area for picnicking, two vault and two flush toilets, changing rooms, a boat ramp and an RV dump station. The BLM will provide a separate host campsite with full RV hookups for the campground host’s personal trailer or RV, as well as a small monthly stipend. 

“Campground hosts not only greet visitors, provide information and assist with maintenance of recreation sites, they can also be the key individual helping to provide a quality recreation experience on public lands,” said Cottonwood Field Manager Richard White.

The volunteer host would begin May 10 and work until the end of November. Work weeks are Thursday through Monday, including holidays. For questions regarding the position, please contact Joe O’Neill, Outdoor Recreation Planner for the Cottonwood Field Office recreation staff, at 208-962-3683.

Interested applicants can find specific information about the opportunity and apply online at www.volunteer.gov using the following link: https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a09t000000BjFKBAA3/hammer-creek-campground-host

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Joe O'Neill
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