Opportunity Details

Buescher State Park - Park Host - 2020

Sponsoring Program: Buescher State Park

Openings starting mid April.

Come join our team and experience life beneath the beautiful Spanish moss at Buescher State Park! Spend your fall/winter/spring/summer seasons tucked away in this little hidden jewel of Central Texas and help contribute to your Texas State Parks.

Willing and eager with a can-do attitude? Then we want you! Buescher State Park is looking for motivated couples or individuals to come enjoy this very unique, beautiful, and peaceful area while helping our superior park staff with daily park needs.

Park Hosts assist in many aspects of park operations including 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 (30 amp, no 50 amp sites) at no charge! We also provide access to a washer and dryer facility. Also enjoy wonderful shopping and dining experiences in historic downtown Smithville, which is only a six minute drive away from the park. Historic Downtown Bastrop is only a 15 minute drive away, and nearby cities of Austin and San Antonio provide other opportunities to enjoy on days off.

Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing at this little piece of heaven!

Duties of the Park Host


*Clean and maintain bathrooms
*Oversee and maintain assigned campground loop, including but not limited to:
- Trash pickiup of entire loop
- Clean out fire rings
- Mow/weed-eat entire camping loop
- Remove weeds from tent pads
* Assist with Historic CCC Cabin cleaning
* Assist visitors
* Split wood

Other Duties Include but are not Limited To:

- Assist with park grounds maintenance
- Assist front office staff
- Assist with Interpretive tours/hikes and programs
- Assist with miscellaneous tasks, projects and programs

*Minimum 25 hours a week, with days off mainly on days 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
*Must pass a criminal background check

Region: Hill Country

PO Box 75

Smithville, TX 78957

(512) 718-0211 x

Admire the incredible talent of the CCC boys while standing under old oak trees dripping with spanish moss as a sweet warm breeze brushes by and makes ripples along the lake water. . .  
Only 5 minutes away from the sweet litle town of Smithville where you can find a grocery store, restaurants, the best BBQ in Texas (Zimmerhanzel's!), shops, and a hospital.

Enjoy hiking, biking, fishing in our stocked lake, canoeing or kayaking, bird watching and much more at this hidden jewel of the park system!!
A mosaic of pine, oaks, shrubs, grassland and mixed flowering plants create a diverse environment important to many species of wildlife, including the pileated woodpecker, the largest of the woodpeckers. The beautiful wooded setting, which includes a tranquil lake, makes an excellent area from which to observe the seasonal distribution of roughly 250 species of birds. Mammals include white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, bobcats and armadillos, along with rabbits, squirrels and small rodents. Enjoy fishing for catfish, bass, crappie and perch, as well as rainbow trout in the winter.The seasonally moist and sandy soils of the Lost Pines provide critical habitat for the largest remain­ing population of the endangered Houston toad.

Minimum Age: 18

Buescher State Park

Madalyn Miller

(512) 718-0211