Opportunity Details

Park Host: Fort Leaton State Historic Site, BBRSP Complex

Sponsoring Program: Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Do you love the desert? Do you want to experience some of the darkest skies in the United States and learn about border culture and history? If so, then being a park host at Fort Leaton State Historic Site may be the right fit for you!
Location: Situated in the rugged Chihuahuan Desert, Fort Leaton State Historic Site is the western entrance for Big Bend Ranch State Park. This historic site is part of the Big Bend Region, located about a mile east of Presidio.
What you will do: Assist park staff with all streams of park operation: maintenance, visitor orientaton, daily operations, etc.
What you should know: FLSHS is located in a rugged and remote area, where temperatures during summer months can soar to ~118 degrees during the day. The nearest Wal Mart is 3.5 hours away; the same is true for hospitals. It is a rugged area that, with an open mind, can become one of your greatest and most rewarding adventures.
Bats at FLSHS: There is a variety of fascinating flora and fauna within the Big Bend Region. During warm summer months, Fort Leaton is a roosting site for a colony of Mexican freetailed bats. Warm month staff and volunteer duties include sweeping bat guano and cleaning the Fort's rooms thoroughly.

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

Region: Big Bend Country

16953 FM 170

PO Box 2439

Presidio, TX 79845

(432) 229-3613

Located within the Big Bend region, Fort Leaton State Historic Site sits less than a mile from Mexico, and roughly 1 mile east of Presidio. The international crossing in to Ojinaga, Mexico is located about 2 miles from the Fort.

Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Laura Jennings

(432) 229-3613