Volunteering - special programs

Minnesota state park campground hosts

Sunset on a lake shoreline in Minnesota.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live or work in a state park? Well, why not find out? For over 30 years, volunteers have served as "live-in" hosts at Minnesota state parks or state forest campgrounds.

Hosts are needed from early spring through the fall and for at least a four week stay. Campground hosts are provided a free campsite in return for services provided.

Details and responsibilities of being a campground host

If you’re interested in becoming a campground host

Check availability and fill out a campground host application.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions about the campground host program, please call the program coordinator at 651-259-5607 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email campground.host@state.mn.us.

More volunteering

There are lots of other kinds of DNR volunteer opportunities, year-round and all around the state. Explore them here.