Vale BLM seeks camp host for popular Snake River campground

BAKER CITY – (Release by Vale-BLM) The Vale District Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to serve as camp hosts at the popular Spring Recreation Site near Huntington, Ore. 

Camp hosts are volunteers who are provided with a free RV campsite, including water and electricity, and a small stipend to defray living costs. Hosts are expected to work five days a week, with days off mid-week.  

“Many volunteers are retired folks, but anyone can volunteer who has the time to commit,” said Brian Woolf, outdoor recreation planner for the Baker Field Office. “Camp hosts are essential to our mission of providing a pleasant and positive experience for users of our public lands.”  

In addition to greeting and interacting with campers and day users, hosts are responsible for cleaning and maintaining site restrooms and a fish cleaning station, plus groundskeeping as needed. A background check is required for the position.  

Located on the Brownlee Reservoir of the Snake River, the site consists of 35 undefined campsites, a tent camping area and boat launch. Spring Rec is busiest during the months of May, June, and July. Dates are flexible but hosts are needed during the peak of the season and usually stay through the end of October. 

For more information about volunteering as a camp host, contact Brian Woolf at 541-523-1256 or For more information about the Spring Recreation Site, visit


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 11 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2020—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.