Maintenance Host

Minam State Recreation Area


Shawn Dutcher


From: 06/01/2018
To: 06/30/2018



Do you have a desire to connect outdoors with other people? Perhaps you also enjoy using your hands to get a job done? Minam State Park might be right for you!

Minam State Park is rich with logging and Native American history located deep in a canyon following the scenic Wallowa River. Our goal is to have volunteer(s) represent Oregon State Parks at the Minam Campgorund, in the Wallowa Highway Corridor and our new Visitor Center.  This host position is a maintenance position including talking about: the surrounding areas, its history and culture, while also explaining regulations of the park and helping aid in maintenance tasks.

Some of these tasks include but are not limited to:

  1. Maintenance tasks: restocking and cleaning restrooms, raking campsites, clean and keep up the visitor center, weed eating, using a push mower, may use small power tools.  
  2. Customer service tasks: talking with visitor center visitors, explaining rafting and boating rules on the scenic waterway (as many boaters get on the river here), informing guests of things to see and do.

Additional Information for prospective volunteers:

  • Volunteers will be asked to work 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week, sometimes working alone or with a Park Ranger.
  • Our volunteer/host site offers a 50 amp hook up as well as water and sewer. The length of the site is 50’ long.  
  • There is no cell service at the park. There is satellite available.
  • There is a coinless operated Pay Phone available at the Minam Station for your use.
  • Are you an avid animal observer? There are many different types of wildlife interactions in Minam from birds to bears.

   For more information, please contact Shawnae Stanton (541-432-8855).