Opportunity Details

2019 Park Host (Loop Maintenance) - Eisenhower State Park

Sponsoring Program: Eisenhower State Park

Eisenhower State Park is seeking park hoststo assist with maintenance in our camping loops in 2019. We need a friendly helper who will be assigned to a loop and can assist with maintenance, custodial work, and customer service in their assigned loop.

Nestled on the shore of Lake Texoma in North Texas, Eisenhower State Park offers enthusiastic individuals or couples the opportunity to become part of our great team of volunteers and staff - all while working and living in a bustling park! Eisenhower State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail, and some of the best striped bass fishing in Texas.

Primarily, the Park Host (Maintenance) position includes working with park maintenance staff to pick up litter, clean restrooms, help to identify and repair maintenance and safety issues, conduct facility inspections, mow, weed-eat, and other miscellaneous tasks. Additional opportunities exist to assist our Park Interpreter with educational activities throughout the park. In exchange for 24-28 hours of work per week as scheduled by the park, Park Hosts are provided with full hook-up sites (water, sewer, and 50/30 amp electrical) at no charge. As a bonus, our hosts have access to their own full-sized washer and dryer facility.

Things to know & things to do:

  1. Current openings: June 1 October 31; and October 1 December 31.

  2. Apply to this posting through this website.

  3. This position requires driving a State Park vehicle. Out-of-state applicants may be required to furnish copies of their motor vehicle records at their own expense (usually $5-$10 per record). Please contact Eisenhower State Park for more information.

  4. Pass a background check.

  5. Complete an interview with Park Staff.

  6. Once accepted, log all park host hours online monthly.

  7. Report to Lead Ranger for assignments.

  8. There is no monetary compensation associated with this position.

  9. For first time park hosts this opportunity would last for a minimum of 3-months, and for experienced hosts a minimum of 1-month. There is a maximum stay of 6-months.

Website: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/eisenhower

Region: Pineywoods

50 Park Rd 20

Denison, TX 75020

(903) 465-1956

Eisenhower State Park is located on the shores of Lake Texoma on the Texas-Oklahoma border.  Only an hour and fifteen minutes north of downtown Dallas on US 75, Eisenhower is part of the Denison and Sherman communities. With a combined population over 61,000, the Sherman/Denison area has plenty to offer.

Minimum Age: 21

Eisenhower State Park

Matthew Harwood

(903) 465-1956