Opportunity Details

Davis Mountains State Park - Park Hosts - 2021

Sponsoring Program: Davis Mountains State Park

Mile high views. Dark night skies. Great hiking and birding. Rich CCC history and the iconic Indian Lodge. Literally the coolest campground in Texas. Find it all at Davis Mountains State Park!

Join us as a volunteer and find magic in the Big Bend Region of Texas while helping to provide a memorable experience for our visitors. We have 4 park host sites, and each includes full hook-up site- sewer, water/50 amp, cable, picnic table.

Minimum commitment of 1 month, maximum of 2 months at a time for those new to our park.

Basic duties include: campground checks, bird blind feeding, light restroom and campgrounds maintenance, customer service. 30 hrs/week/couple, 25 hrs/week/individual. Work days/shifts may vary but can usually be tailored to park host's schedules.

Help our team steward and protect this unique Texas State Park for use today and by future generations. You can spend time in a beautiful place while assisting the park with critical operations. Volunteers are our greatest natural resource!

To meet our business needs, we are looking for park hosts who can go beyond basic campground duties to contribute in one of the following areas:
- maintenance support and projects
- front desk duties
- interpretation (leading walks and talks)

Requirements: Must be 18 or over Required: Criminal Background Check, ATV online training. Optional: Completion of Distracted Driving course. FYI- most of the park does not have cell service other than Verizon booster at HQ. Service IS available on the top of park road or 4 miles away in Fort Davis. WIFI is available at several hotspots in the park.

Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/davis_mountains/

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Region: Big Bend Country

TX Hwy 118 North

Park Road 3

Fort Davis, TX 79734

(432) 426-3337

PLEASE NOTE: We are located in the beautifully rugged and remote Davis Mountains in Far West Texas at an elevation of 5000' + with a high desert climate. We are 4 miles from the nearby town of Fort Davis, pop. ~1200. We are 10 miles from the renowned University of Texas' McDonald Observatory. We are 23 miles from Alpine, TX, pop. ~6000, the largest town within a 1 hour drive.

For reference, the nearest Wal-Mart is 1.5 hours away in Fort Stockton. The nearest interstate is I-10, 40 miles to the north. We are 3 hours from El Paso and 2.5 hours from Midland, both of which have airports. We are 2.5 hours north of Big Bend National Park HQ, and 2.5 hours south of Guadalupe Mountains National Park HQ.

Minimum Age: 18

Davis Mountains State Park

Tyler Priest

(432) 426-3337 x301