Campground hosts needed for Iowa 2023 recreation season

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.

Volunteer campground hosts live in state parks from one to five months assisting DNR staff with light maintenance duties, checking in campers, and being a resource for visitors enjoying state parks and forests.

Campground hosts are provided a free campsite while they are actively hosting during the camping season. Hosts volunteer 20 – 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays, while living on site in their own camper.

Host positions are available at:

Brushy Creek
Clear Lake
George Wyth
Honey Creek (South)
Lake Ahquabi
Lake Darling
Lake Keomah
Lake Wapello
Mcintosh Woods
Nine Eagles
Pikes Peak
Prairie Rose
Red Haw
Volga River (Equine)
Walnut Woods
Wilson Island
Yellow River

Information about campgrounds and state parks is available online at To discuss the host position, contact the state park directly, or call 515-443-2533.