Volunteer-In-Parks Coordinator Ron Parker is recruiting camp hosts for the 2012 spring and summer camping seasons at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Six host sites are available in park campgrounds. At Chickasaw, the camping season starts as early as March and goes as late as October with the busiest times being from May to September. 


The campground host is the eyes and ears in the campgrounds and serves as the guardian steward for the campground area. The host greets visitors and answers questions about the recreation area and campgrounds in an informed and courteous manner, checks for payment on nightly stays, informs visitors of campground rules and regulations, performs minor emergency services, and conducts light grounds maintenance.


Chickasaw National Recreation Area is nestled in south-central Oklahoma, 75 miles south of Oklahoma City and 140 miles north of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The 9,931-acre recreation area contains Travertine Nature Center, fresh water and mineral springs, six campgrounds with electric and water hookups and comfort stations with showers, 2,350-acre Lake of the Arbuckles, 67-acre Veterans Lake, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. The recreation area preserves natural and cultural resources and provides recreation for a million and half visitors each year. Visitor activities center on water recreation in the lakes and streams and include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, nature study, and hunting.


The summers are hot and humid. Temperatures above 100 degrees occur, and humidity frequently exceeds 50 percent. Winters are mild. Thunderstorms are common in April through July.


If you are interested in volunteering as a camp host with us, please contact our Volunteer-In-Parks Coordinator Ron Parker at 580-622-7231 or Daniel Whatley at 580-622-7291.   To learn more about Chickasaw National Recreation Area, check www.nps.gov/chic/ or call the Travertine Nature Center, 580-622-7234.



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