Opportunity Details

Park Host - Pedernales Falls State Park

Sponsoring Program: Pedernales Falls State Park

Campground Host:

Duties: Checks campsites (over 60) each morning, tags new arrivals and brings that information to the office by 9 a.m. Returns to the office at closing to get a list of registered campers. Host provides park information and sells ice and firewood to campers who stop at the host site throughout the day. Helps notify resident staff and other authorities should an after hours emergency occur. Picks litter in camping area.

Campground Maintenance Volunteer:

Duties: Cleans two restrooms in the camping area, takes about 2.5 hours or less for both. Restrooms will need to be checked twice on busy weekend days. Your campsite is within easy walking distance to these two restrooms.

Park Maintenance Volunteer:

Duties: Cleans 4 day use restrooms and primitive camping area. Work takes about 4 hours or less for all. Restrooms need to be checked twice on busy weekend days. Primitive needs to be checked once per week.

Interpretive Volunteer:

Duties: Maintains the two bird viewing stations daily each morning by checking/cleaning feeders, baths, viewing blind windows etc., help visitors with identification for a few hours on weekends and generally monitoring the blind. Maintains Butterfly Garden. Feeding needs to be done by 9 am.

Region: Hill Country

2585 Park Road 6026

Johnson City, TX 78636

(830) 868-7304 x228

Pedernales Falls State Park is a beautiful example of Texas Hill Country. The Park is 5211 acres and offers 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. The Pedernales River flows through the park as well, offering stunning views, fishing, and swimming.

There are 69 water/electric campsites, 20 Primitive Backpacking campsites, 1 Primitive Youth Group Campsite, and 1 Equestrian Campsite. We rely heavily on volunteers to help clean and maintain our 6 running water bathrooms, Bird Blinds, and campsites.

As much of the volunteer work here happens over a large area, we assign UTVs (Gas powered carts) to select volunteers to aid in getting around the park. Camp-Hosts will get a electric cart. All volunteers will also be assigned a Hand-held radio to communicate to Park Staff and Law Enforcement.

Volunteers also receive a Parks and Wildlife volunteer T-Shirt and Uniform for use while volunteering hours. On top of normal cleaning and maintenance, you may also be approached by visitors with questions about the Park, Park rules, and general wildlife/history questions and you will have to represent the park in your answers.

Minimum Age: 18

Pedernales Falls State Park

Stephen Garmon

(830) 868-7304 x228

Many of the duties our volunteers take up include using open air vehicles like UTVs and electric carts. Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather during your stay including hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.