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Sun., April 20, 2014, 6 a.m.

St. Joe River campground host sought

Huckleberry Campground on the St. Joe River is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (BLM)
Huckleberry Campground on the St. Joe River is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (BLM)

CAMPING – A campground host is being sought for the Huckleberry Campground along the St. Joe River 30 miles east of St. Maries, Idaho.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Coeur d'Alene District provides the volunteer hosts free camping and utilities for services five days a week.

Info: (208) 769-5041.

Read on for more details from the BLM:

Does the idea of spending your summer camping along a flowing river with a backdrop of a lush, green forested hillside peak your interest?  If so, then the Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d’Alene District may have just the opportunity for you!   The District is in need of a volunteer campground host for the popular Huckleberry Campground along the St. Joe River.  

BLM’s Huckleberry Campground is located approximately 30 miles east of St. Maries, Idaho along the banks of the St. Joe River and is the only full-service RV campground along this particular stretch of the river.  The campground offers 33-campsites available on a first come, first served basis, as well as an on-site RV dump station.  Overnight camping fees are required.   The camp host at Huckleberry performs minor maintenance such as lawn mowing and weed trimming, with tools provided by the BLM.  The host also monitors visitor use and provides information to users about the site and surrounding area. The host site is fully accessible with water and electricity.  Reimbursement is paid on a monthly basis. The work schedule is five days per week including weekends however specific days can be negotiated.   Because of the location of the campground, there is very limited cell phone service although a pay phone is on-site. Internet service is not available. 

For additional information or to indicate your interest, contact Jake Bachtel, park ranger, at (208) 769-5041, or Kurt Pindel, recreation planner, at (208) 769-5015.   

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