Minnesota state park campground hosts

From early spring through the fall, campground host volunteers serve as a "live-in" host at a state park or state forest campground for at least a four-week period. A host's primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining rules that apply to them in a cheerful and helpful manner. Volunteers should be familiar with state park and forest campground rules and the reasoning behind them.

How to apply

Applications are accepted all summer long, but must be received at least 30 days prior to the date you wish to begin serving as a host. Download the campground host application. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Campground host locations and availability

A campground host is needed at this location at this time.  =  a campground host is still needed at this location for this month

 X  =  this location already has a campground host for this month

 —  =  there is not normally a campground host at this location in this month

 

State park or SRA

Campground

Host site amenities

2014 Availability

 

 

Electric

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Afton

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banning

Banning

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Banning

Willow River Forest

 

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

-

Bear Head Lake

Bear Head Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Bear Head Lake

Wakemup Bay Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Bear Head Lake

Woodenfrog

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Beaver Creek Valley

Beaver Creek Valley

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Big Bog SRA

Big Bog

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Big Stone Lake

Big Stone Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Blue Mounds

Blue Mounds

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Buffalo River

Prairie View

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Camden

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Camden

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Carley

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cascade River

Cascade River

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

-

Charles A. Lindbergh

Charles A. Lindbergh

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Charles A. Lindbergh

Birch Lake State Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Crow Wing

Crow Wing

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

-

Crow Wing

Pillsbury State Forest/Rock Lake

 

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Cuyuna Country SRA

Portsmouth

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

 

Electric

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Father Hennepin

Lakeview

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Flandrau

Flandrau

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Forestville/Mystery Cave

Forestville

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Fort Ridgely

Fort Ridgely

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Fort Snelling

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franz Jevne

Franz Jevne

 

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Frontenac

Frontenac

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Frontenac

Kruger Forest

 

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Frontenac

Zumbro Bottoms Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Garden Island SRA

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George H. Crosby Manitou

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glacial Lakes

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Glendalough

Cart-in

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

-

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Grand Portage

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great River Bluffs

Great River Bluffs

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Greenleaf Lake SRA

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayes Lake

Hayes Lake

 

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Hill Annex Mine

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interstate

Interstate

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

 

 

Electric

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Iron Range OHV SRA

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itasca

Bear Paw

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Itasca

Mantrap

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

-

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Itasca

Pine Ridge

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Jay Cooke

Jay Cooke

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

John A. Latsch

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge C.R. Magney

Judge C.R. Magney

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Kilen Woods

Kilen Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

X

X

X

-

-

La Salle Lake SRA

La Salle Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Lac qui Parle

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Lac qui Parle

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Lake Bemidji

Lake Bemidji

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

-

Lake Bronson

Lakeside

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Lake Carlos

Lower

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lake Carlos

Upper

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

X

X

X

-

-

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Lake Maria

Ann Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 -

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lake Shetek

Oak Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lake Vermilion

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maplewood

Maplewood

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Electric

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

McCarthy Beach

Beatrice Lake

 

 

 

-

-

X

X

X

-

-

McCarthy Beach

Button Box Forest

 

 

 

-

-

X

X

X

-

-

McCarthy Beach

Side Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

-

-

McCarthy Beach

Thistledew Lake Forest

 

 

 

-

-

X

X

X

-

-

Mille Lacs Kathio

Mille Lacs Kathio

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

Minneopa

Minneopa

 

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Minnesota Valley SRA

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monson Lake

Monson Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

-

-

Moose Lake

Gafvert

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Myre-Big Island

Big Island

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Myre-Big Island

White Fox

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Nerstrand Big Woods

Nerstrand Big Woods

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Old Mill

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red River SRA

Sherlock Park

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Rice Lake

Rice Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

St. Croix

Riverview

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Sakatah Lake

Sakatah Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Savanna Portage

Lake Shumway

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

 

 

Electric

Water

Sewer

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Scenic

Scenic

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Scenic

Bear Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Scenic

Lost Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Scenic

Owen Lake Forest

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

Schoolcraft

Schoolcraft

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Sibley

Lakeview

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Sibley

Oak Ridge

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Soudan Underground Mine

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Split Rock Creek

Prairie Lake

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

Split Rock Lighthouse

No host at this location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperance River

Semi-modern

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

X

X

X

Tettegouche

Semi-modern

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

X

X

Upper Sioux Agency

Yellow Medicine River

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

Whitewater

Whitewater

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

Wild River

Wild River

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

-

X

X

X

X

X

X

William O'Brien

Riverway

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

William O'Brien

Savanna

This amenity is available at the campground host site.

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Zippel Bay

Zippel Bay

 

 

 

-

-

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

A campground host is needed at this location at this time

-

-

Grid last updated 4/01/14

 

More details about being a campground host

Download campground host program information packet This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Still have questions?

We've tried to put all the information you might need here on this page. If you still have questions about the campground host program, please call program coordinator at (651) 259-5607 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email campground.host@state.mn.us.