Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program Campground Host Positions - 2014

Southeast Area

Southeast Area Office
400 Willoughby Ave
P.O. Box 111071
Juneau AK 99811-1071
ph: (907) 465-4563
fax: (907) 465-5330
email: Kevin Murphy@alaska.gov

Haines District
PO Box 430
Haines, AK 99827
ph: (907) 766-2292
fax: (907) 766-2284
email: thomas.kain@alaska.gov

 

Ketchikan District
9883 N Tongass Hwy.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
ph: (907) 247-8574
fax: (907) 247-8573
email:
Mary.Kowalczyk@alaska.gov

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Chilkat State Park
Chilkat State Park is located approximately 8 miles south of downtown Haines and offers spectacular views of glaciers and mountains across Chilkat Inlet. The park offers 35 camp sites, 7 mile long Seduction Point Trail, good salt water fishing, wildlife viewing, and boat ramp.
Host Duties: welcome campers and day users to acquaint them with the park area and facility; informing visitors of the park regulations, policies, fee requirements, as well as local and statewide attractions; deter vandalism/criminal mischief; contact the appropriate law enforcement or EMS agency for emergencies; and inform the area ranger of any problems. Assist the area park staff with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the area facilities including campground fee compliance, janitorial service of latrines, light repairs, painting, litter pickup, cleaning fire rings, with some documentation and office work.
Special Projects:Maintain trails/campground, monitor commercial operations, other duties as assigned.
Amenities: Subsistence payment. Host site (possible primitive cabin available) with no hook-ups provided. Services located 8 miles away in Haines.
Season: 5/15 - 9/15, 8 weeks minimum, full season preferred.
Contact: Haines District Ranger Preston Kroes
Phone: (907) 766-2292
Email: thomas.kain@alaska.gov



Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site
This 32-site campground, picnic and boat launch is in a forested river valley and overlooks both the Chilkoot River and Chilkoot Lake. Brown bears frequent this area to feed on the abundant salmon. There is excellent freshwater fishing and abundant wildlife viewing.
Host Duties: Welcome campers and day users to acquaint them with the park area and facility; informing visitors of the park regulations, policies, fee requirements, as well as local and statewide attractions; Inform visitors of the importance of keeping a clean camp to deter bear activity; deter vandalism/criminal mischief; contact the appropriate law enforcement or EMS agency for emergencies; and inform the area ranger of any problems. Assist the area park staff with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the area facilities including traffic control, janitorial service of latrines, light repairs, painting, litter pickup, cleaning fire rings, with some documentation and office work..
Special Projects:Maintain area facilities, monitor commercial operations, assist as a bear safety monitor, and other duties as assigned.
Amenities: Subsistence payment. Host site with beautiful scenery, no hook-ups provided. Services located 10 miles away in Haines.
Season: 5/25 - 10/15 or longer, 8 weeks minimum, full season preferred.
Phone: (907) 766-2292
Contact: Haines District Ranger Preston Kroes
Email: thomas.kain@alaska.gov



Settler's Cove State Recreation Site
Settler's Cove is a small 14 site campground, public use cabin and day use area, located 18 miles north of Ketchikan. The park is nestled in a cove along an ocean passage and surrounded by large trees of the temperate rainforest. There is good fishing, whale watching, beachcombing and fabulous kayaking. The area has an abundance of Sitka black-tailed deer, and several miles of forested trail to hike. Couples preferred.
Host Duties: Welcome campers and day users to acquaint them with the park area and facility; informing visitors of the park regulations, policies, fee requirements, as well as local and statewide attractions; Check and occasionally clean the Public Use Cabin; Inform visitors of the importance of keeping a clean camp site to deter bear activity; deter vandalism/criminal mischief; contact the appropriate law enforcement or EMS agency for emergencies; and inform the area ranger of any problems. Assist the area park staff with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the area facilities.
Special Projects: Interpretive programs and campfire talks, visitor information, campground maintenance, and monitor fee collection.
Amenities:  Log cabin, minimal furniture and utensils. Propane heat and stove/oven; electric refrigerator. Propane, electricity, phone and small subsistence payment provided. Other services located in Ketchikan. Season: 8-10 weeks per summer period; 5/1 - 7/15 and/or 7/16 - 9/30; and winter caretaker, 10/1 - 4/30 all winter preferred, but will split for 3.5 months each.
Season: 8-10 weeks 5/1 - 7/15, 7/16 - 9/30; and winter caretaker, 10/1 - 4/30 all winter preferred, but will split for 3.5 months each.
Contact: Mary Kowalczyk
email: Mary.Kowalczyk@alaska.gov



Totem Bight State Historical Park
Totem Bight is a day use park located 10 miles north of Ketchikan.  It is the only park in the Alaska State system dedicated to the Southeast Alaskan native culture, displaying the art and architecture of the late 19th century. The park exhibits 14 totem poles and a clanhouse, hand-crafted by Native carvers in the area. A short self guided trail winds through the rainforest to the totemic display facing an ocean passage. Commercially guided tours from the cruise ships frequent the park. Must have own RV.  Some travel assistance provided. Couples preferred.
Special Projects: Meet and greet visitors, provide visitor information,(remove “services and educational sales material at the nonprofit Alaska Geographic Association” and assist in providing educational programs & materials at the Visitor Information Center; garden and grounds maintenance; daily opening and closing of the historic building on site, and possibly provide weekly guided interpretive tour of the park.
Amenities: Subsistence payment which may include propane cost, use of office and phone, electricity provided. Caretaker RV site is located next to the beach, facing the west with beautiful sunsets. 4 mile(remove “2 mile”) bike trail nearby. Services located in Ketchikan.
Season: 2 time periods 8 - 10 weeks each; 5/1 - 7/15/; and/or 7/16 - 9/30
Contact: Mary Kowalczyk
email: Mary.Kowalczyk@alaska.gov



Eagle Beach State Recreation Area
Eagle Beach is 27 miles north of Juneau along the Glacier Highway with views of Lynn Canal, the Chilkat Mountains, and the Juneau Mountains. This park unit has 16 campsites and 3 public use cabins with several walk-in camping sites. Large beach and river bars offer excellent birding and fishing. Eagles,whales, sea lions, and seals frequent the ocean nearby.
Special Projects: Visitor information, compiling visitor use statistics monitor public use cabin use. Inform public of park regulations.
Amenities: Subsistence payment, water, and propane provided. Full services available 17 miles away. Phone located at maintenance facility nearby.
Season: 12 - 16 weeks, 5/15 - 9/30
Contact: Ranger Kevin Murphy
email: Kevin Murphy@alaska.gov

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