Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program Campground Host Positions

Chugach Area


Chugach Area Office
18620 Seward Hwy.
Anchorage, AK 99516
phone: (907) 345-5014
fax: (907) 345-6982
email: csp@alaska.gov

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The following host positions are all located within Chugach State Park. The half million acres of Chugach are mostly wilderness with rugged mountains, sweeping glaciers, and abundant wildlife. The park is next door to Anchorage and offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.



CHUGACH STATE PARK
The following host positions are all located within Chugach State Park. The half million acres of Chugach are mostly wilderness with rugged mountains, sweeping glaciers, and abundant wildlife. The park is next door to Anchorage and offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Bird Creek Campground
Bird campground is located between the highway and picturesque Turnagain Arm, which is famous for its bore tides and its beluga whales. A mixed forest of birch and spruce surrounding the campground provides an attractive background for 24 camping sites. Nearby Bird Creek is a stocked salmon fishery managed by the Department of Fish and Game.  Bird Campground is within easy travel distance of Anchorage.
Job duties:
Provide visitor information, daily visit counts, light maintenance, park watch, and daily campground management. Need to possess a high interest in public contact and offering public information on trails, hazards, and directions. Position offers great opportunities and physical exercise for the recreation minded person.
Amenities:
Subsistence allowance, phone, electricity (by generator), water, and dump.
Season:
5 months, 5/1 – 9/30, entire season desired.
Contact:  Ranger Tom Crockett
                  Phone: 907-345-5014
                  Email: Thomas.Crockett@alaska.gov


Bird Creek Campground Overflow
The Overflow Campground is located above the highway with views of Turnagain Arm, which is famous for its Bore Tides and its beluga whales. It is well known for its quiet family atmosphere where people return to year after year. The campground receives high use on holidays with moderate to high use on most weekends. The host site has electrical, water, and septic hookups.
Job duties:
Provides visitor information, daily visit counts, light maintenance, and park watch. Need to possess a high interest in public contact and offering public information on trails, hazards, and directions. Position offers great opportunities and physical exercise for the recreation minded person.
Amenities:
Subsistence allowance, phone, electricity, water, and septic.
Season:
5 months, 5/1 - 9/30, entire season desired.
Contact:  Ranger Tom Crockett
                  Phone: 907-345-5014
                  Email: Thomas.Crockett@alaska.gov




McHugh Creek Day Use Area
McHugh Creek provides stunning views of the Kenai Mountains and Turnagain Arm. It consists of 30 parking spaces, latrines, picnic tables and fire pits. Belugas and the popular bore tides are often summer time attractions. A jumping off point for the Turnagain Arm area, many people use McHugh to access the many trails paralleling the Seward highway. On weekends, McHugh creek fills with picnickers and nature viewers. During spring and early summer it is common to see moose calves wandering with their mothers throughout the area.
Job Duties:
Visitor information, daily visit counts, light maintenance, and park watch. Need a high interest in public contact and offering public information on trails, hazards, and directions. Applicant should have a strong interest in hiking. Position offers great opportunities and physical exercise for the recreation minded person.
Amenities:
Subsistence allowance, phone, electricity, water, and septic.
Season:
5 months, 5/1 - 9/30, entire season desired.
Contact:  Ranger Tom Crockett
                  Phone: 907-345-5014
                  Email: Thomas.Crockett@alaska.gov



Eklutna Lake Campground (2 host positions)
This popular 50 site campground also has an 8-site overflow, two group camping sites, picnic area, and trailhead to 30 miles of trail. It is located one hour north of Anchorage at the western end of 8-mile long glacier-fed Eklutna Lake. The area offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, ATV'ing, horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing.
Job duties:
Host duties include welcoming campers and day users and acquainting them with the park area and facilities; light maintenance, informing visitors of park regulations and fees; staffing an entrance fee station on the weekends and holidays. Assist the area park ranger and staff with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the campground facilities. There are two positions, one for the main campground and one for the overflow campground.
Amenities:
Subsistence allowance, electricity, phone, water, and dump. No pets permitted in state housing or vehicles.
Season:
4 months, 5/15 – 9/15, entire season preferred.
Contact:  Ranger Keith Wilson
                  Phone: 907-688-0910
                  Email: Keith.Wilson@alaska.gov