Campground Host

Wallowa Lake State Park


Shawn Dutcher
541.432.8855 x22


From: 09/01/2018
To: 10/31/2018


“Wallowa County Oregon, possesses all the elements of A GOOD MAKEOVER STORY- complete with the requisite Instagram- ready place to stay. Yet all forces at work make this narrative MORE OF A REVIVAL: of a hotel, a river, a town, your soul”- Sunset Magazine, September 2016 issue.

Wow, thanks Sunset Magazine! As you can see, Wallowa Lake is making news and we want you to be a part of it. Over the recent years, one of Oregon’s best kept secrets has been steadily becoming better known and this reflects in the emergent numbers of visitors each year. With its rising popularity, alpine lake location, friendly community, and summer time events- we also have a collective need for more volunteers. This is where you step in.

Wallowa Lake State Park is looking for hosts and volunteers from the months of May through October. Are you looking into: traveling, volunteering, working as a team, building community, and using a particular set of skills? Perfect! We may be the right park for you.  Our volunteers help us with many projects to help better our park in a variety of ways and avenues.

  1. Maintenance and Grounds: Some of the many ways in which you can help are: cleaning facilities, raking, trimming branches and bushes, mowing sites, weed eating, picking up trash, hauling garbage, yurts, wood sales, stocking restrooms, sweeping, painting, help with our new recycling, and much more. Have a special set of skills? Great! We have more projects that we can count.
  2.  Interpretive opportunities: We pride ourselves on being able to offer individuals of the local community and visitors to the park, the opportunity to join us for interpretive programs. We have love having volunteers that help with: junior ranger program, US Forest service program, night evening presentations, “Let’s go Kayaking”, “Let’s go Camping” program, and helping visitors with questions at our new Minam Interpretive Center.
  3. Customer Service: Volunteers are one of our best ways of connecting to our park guests. Our volunteers are our visible representative of OPRD and will be talking about the local area, events, giving directions, while making sure visitors are following compliance with park rules.

About Wallowa Lake and Volunteer Information:

Many of our park volunteers and guests ask, “do you have internet and cell phone connection?” Although we do with limited service, I like to remind those individuals that “although we do not have the best connection at Wallowa Lake State Park, we can offer an even better connection outdoors- to nature”. Roughly though, the best carrier for reception is Verizon Wireless.

Our volunteers work roughly 30 hours a week with room for flexibility according to your needs.Host sites are generally 50’ long with 30 amp hookup. Some sites even have satellite.


For more information about our park, volunteering, and opportunities please reach out to our Park Specialist Shawnae Stanton. As Sunset puts it best- we can’t wait to share a narrative with you!