Camp Hosting in Utah State Parks

Camp Hosting in Utah State Parks

There are many different volunteer positions in Utah state parks – including maintenance workers, naturalists, visitor center workers, trail stewards, fee collectors, general office workers, ground maintenance workers, and more. 

Many campground hosts generally have these positions included in their host duties. However in Utah, you are simply there to greet the visitors and watch over the campgrounds. This is a wonderful plus for campgrounds hosts here!

Season Information

Seasons range throughout the entire year for Utah State Parks. See the state specific volunteer positions below to see their season. 

Utah has volunteer only positions. All campground hosts are provided a campsite for their work. Some of the campground sites offer full-hookups and some don’t. See 

How to Apply

In order to apply, you need to fill out the Volunteer Inquiry Form provided here. Make sure to include the hours you are available and which specific state park positions you are interested in. A representative will reach out to you regarding your inquiry and further the process. 

State Parks

Antelope Island State Park

Antelope Island State Park is great for activity! It offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, water activities, and wildlife. This park is home to tons of free-roaming bison, deer, sheep, and of course antelope. You can also catch millions, literally millions of birds here. Antelope State Park has many primitive campsites for visitors. For campground hosts, there are RV sites with full-hookups. The season here is mid-June for up to 8 months. Campground hosts are expected to work 20 hours per week. 

Bear Lake State Park

Bear Lake State Park is famous for its beautiful blue water, which is blue due to the mineral deposits. Water fun like boat rentals, boating, a marina, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and more are available and the park favorites. Also, a big plus here is fast food services. The season is May through September for this state park.

Camp Floyd State Park Museum

Camp Floyd State Park Museum is a national historic site that holds a bunch of war history. This was a meeting spot for the United States Army in 1858 and a hold here for the next 3 years. Now it features 3 historical structures and a cemetery for those lost. The season for campground hosts is March through October and is expected to oversee one of the four historical sights mentioned here.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is beautiful! It is a park that is full of hills and mountains of red sand. This park specifically is one that is very popular for ATV rides. This park needs year round camp hosts and each position requires a minimum of a 6 month requirement.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park has a desert landscape that is exciting for visitors to explore. The campgrounds at this state park are very modern and updated, offering campers amenities and scenic views from their sites. Positions become available readily throughout the year so make sure to check at all times if they have filled up. This is a very popular park!

Deer Creek State Park

Deer Creek State Park is a super fun park. All water sports are welcome and extremely popular. Another fun amenity is the zipline tour offered in the park. There is also the Island Aqua Park which is an open floating water park that floats throughout the waters in the park. It is an awesome attraction and opened during specific seasons so make sure to do your research when applying. 

East Canyon State Park

East Canyon State Park is in the northeastern mountains of Utah and holds the East Canyon Reservoir. Camp host positions are needed for the season of May through September. Host duties here include campsite cleaning, bathroom cleaning, water trees in campground, list camping reservations, and assist campers with issues, questions, and concerns. 

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park offers hiking, camping, water sports, and a well known petrified forest. The forest is apparently haunted so tread lightly and watch how you treat it when making your way through. Camp host positions at this park are needed March through November.

Freemont Indian State Park & Museum

Freemont Indian State Park & Museum has the history of the Fremont Indians. You can see and explore artifacts, petroglyphs and pictographs. The museum holds the lives of the largest Fremont Indian village, which was discovered during the construction of Interstate 70. Camp hosts are needed at the Freemont Indian State Park from May to September.

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum offers a variety of pioneer and early industrial history exhibits for you to explore. These include things like historic buildings, a Native heritage exhibit, a replica blast furnace, and more hands-on activities to enhance your visit. Hosts are needed here from March to December.

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is a vibrant, colorful valley that is unique to Utah and often compared to the look of Mars. This is a tourist favorite. October is the busiest month and you can expect longer wait time and an influx of visitors. 

Green River State Park

Green River State Park has beautiful greenery. There is a 9-hole golf course, boating, other water activities, and beautiful cottonwood trees throughout the park. The park also holds an annual Green River Melon Days Festival to celebrate the states’ melons and their growers. Campgrounds have been renovated. There are water and electric hook-ups for each campsite and modern restrooms with showers for visitors. Campground hosts are needed from March to October.

Gunlock State Park

Gunlock State Park is a year-round park that offer boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. There are warm summers and very light winters. The camp host positions are required May through September.

Huntington State Park

Huntington State Park is a quiet, desert oasis that has a warm water reservoir. Many Utah locals visit this park, which lets you know that it is a good one. There are many activities like crawdad catching, waterskiing, fishing, swimming and amazing picnic spots. Campground hosts here are needed for the months of May through September.

Hyrum Lake State Park

Hyrum Lake State Park is a day use only park. Amenities here include boating, fishing, fish cleaning stations, a marina, picnic areas, fire pit rings, camping, and more. There are many rules and regulations for the park so make sure to double check them and speak with a park representative before applying here. 

Jordanelle State Park

Jordanelle State Park offers 3 recreation areas for visitors – Hailstone, Rock Cliff, and Ross Creek. The park offers boating, fishing, picnic areas, hiking, and camping. Also, outside of the park areas, this state park is close to tons of tourist attractions like shopping, dining, skiing, and more. Camp hosts are needed from May to September. Duties at this park include cleaning campsites, amenities, and bathrooms, light maintenance, installing camp signs, traffic control, marijuana control, campground yard work, and more. 

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park has 180 years of geologic history that creates color and a beautiful landscape at this state park. This park offers hiking, horseback riding, some guided horseback riding tours, and mountain biking. There are also a few great pieces to see like the Grosvenor Arch.

Millsite State Park

Millsite State Park is a quiet campground that offers fishing and boating. There are nearby golf courses and trails for mountain biking. This is a great park for relaxation and quiet time. The campgrounds offer electrical hook-ups at all sites. Half of the site have water hook-ups as well. Camp hosts are needed at Millsite State Park from the months of May to September. 

Palisade State Park

Palisade State Park has something to do for everyone. There is a big, gorgeous 18-hole golf course, a reservoir that offers water activities, a nearby canyon, camping, and more. The campgrounds offer full-hookup sites and some that are only electric and water hook-ups. These campsites can be booked by reservation. Camp hosts here are needed from May to September. 

Piute State Park

Piute State Park is famous for trophy fishing. You can catch various types of trout here, and also bass. This park is quiet and a Utah hidden gem. This park is also popular for ATV rides, living right in the middle of ATV country. Camp hosts here are needed from April to October. This camp offers no hook-ups, only primitive campsites. 

Quail Creek State Park

Quail Creek State Park has some of the warmest waters in the entire state – even during the light winter season. You can boat, fish, hike, camp, and explore throughout the year. Camp hosts are needed year round. Campsites have water and electric hook-ups and provide a dump station. 

Red Fleet State Park

Red Fleet State Park is in Dinosaurland which makes it a park to explore. The camp offers boating, fishing, camping, picnics, geocaching, and more. Campgrounds offer full-hookup sites. Camp hosts are needed at Red Fleet State Park May through September.

Rockport State Park

Rockport State Park offers activities year long. During the summer, water sports like swimming, waterskiing, fishing,boating, and more are popular. During the winter season snow mobile trails, ice fishing, and hunting are prevalent. There is also a year round 3D archery range that is a favorite for visitors. Campsites offer water and electric hook-ups with a sanitation station. Camp hosts are needed from May to September.

Sand Hollow State Park

Sand Hollow State Park has extremely clear blue water and a landscape of red sandstone. You can swim, boat, fish, and even dive in the reservoir. But even more fun, you can ride the dunes of Sand Mountain! Campsites at this state park offer water and electric hook-ups and provide a sanitation station. Camp hosts are needed year round here.

Scofield State Park

Scofield State Park has boating, fishing, camping, snowmobile trails, and incredible views from multiple spots in the park. Campsites have water and electric hook-ups and provide a sanitation dump station. Campground hosts are needed May through September.

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park has tons of trails and sand dunes to explore. The park is very peaceful and quiet and the landscape, especially at the campgrounds, shows the history of lava spills. Campground hosts are needed September through November. Camp sites offer water and electric hook-ups as well as a sanitation station.

Utah Lake State Park

Utah Lake State Park holds what is known to be Utah’s largest body of freshwater, which provides for a surplus of water activities to participate in while visiting. Utah Lake State Park campsites offer water and electric hook-ups. Camp hosts are needed for the season of April through October.

Wasatch Mountain State Park

Wasatch Mountain State Park is famous for their yearly Apple Harvest. You can also bike, hike, horseback ride, ride ATVs, ski, snow mobile, or golf at their 18-hole course. Camp hosts are needed from May to September. Campsites at this state park offer water and electric hook-ups and a sanitation station.

Willard Bay State Park

Willard Bay State Park has boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and wildlife watching. Willard Bay State Park needs campground hosts from April to October. Camp sites provide water and electric hook-ups as well as a sanitation station. Some primitive campsites are offered as well.

Yuba State Park

Yuba State Park has wonderful summers where you can fish, swim, paddleboard, etc. However, the winters are freezing temperatures and the campsites and activities shut down. Camp sites offer electric and water hook-ups. There is also a dump station provided. Camp hosts are needed for the season of May through September. 

For a full list of current openings click here. 

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