Opportunity Details

Bastrop State Park - Park Host

Sponsoring Program: Bastrop State Park

Availability from April through November

Come join our team and experience life beneath the pines at Bastrop State Park! Spend your Spring and/or Summer in the scenic Lost Pines of Bastrop and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Bastrop State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy the wonderful smell of loblolly pines while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.

Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations from maintenance, cleaning, visitor assistance, and interpretive programming.

Ideal team members will have a positive and friendly attitude, a willingness to interact with visitors, good communication skills, and be capable of being flexible.

The host position is for 2 to 6 months and requires at least 25 hours of volunteer work per week. In exchange for those hours we will provide you with a full hookup site (50 amp) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility! Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Bastrop as it is only a five minute drive away from the park! With nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio that provide other day off opportunities! And Austin Airport is only a 20 minute drive away!

Duties of the Park Host

- Clean and maintain bathrooms
- Oversee and maintain their campground loop, which includes but is not limited to trash pick up of entire loop, cleaning out fire rings, mowing/weedeating entire camping loop and de-weeding tent pads
- Assist with historic CCC cabin cleaning
- Assist visitors
- Split wood.

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To:

- Assist with grounds maintenance of park
- Assist with interpretive tours/hikes and programs
- Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects and programs.

Minimum 25 hours a week with mainly days off other than weekends. Must be willing and capable of cleaning bathrooms and cabins. Applicants need to be available at least 2 consecutive months and will have the option to stay up to 6 months.

Must be at least 18 years old and must
pass a criminal background check.

Region: Prairies and Lakes, Hill Country

100 Park Road 1A


Bastrop, TX 78602


At Bastrop State Park visitors will get to witness and take hand in protecting the unique Lost Pines of Texas and remarkable historic CCC buildings. As one of only five CCC parks in the nation with the National Historic Landmark Status, visitors get an incredible experience of connecting to our past and history!
Although our park experienced a devestating wild fire in 2011, it brings another unique experience to our visitors! Visitors still get to experience tall, fragrant Loblolly pines that survived the fire while also learning about and seeing the areas of regrowth and rehabilitation!
Another wonderfuly unique part of the park is that the endangered Houston Toad calls our park home! The park has been designated as critical habitat for the Houston Toad and before the 2011 fire we had the largest remaining population.
We are a five minute drive from historic downtown Bastrop, and ten minute drive from big shopping centers and dining experiences in Bastrop. Bastrop SP is also within a 45 minute drive to downtown Austin and only a 20 minute drive away from the Austin Airport!

Minimum Age: 18

Bastrop State Park

Madalyn Miller

(512) 718-0211