2024 Campground Host - Campground Host - Site #188 - April 2024

Meramec campground hosts work split shifts from 7 a.m. until the evening hours when they are on duty.  Hosts will work 4 days on and 3 days off during their stay at the park.

 

  • Run next day arrival list off the RS2 system.
  • Pull the next day’s available 1 night tag.
  • Ensure all reservation sites are vacant for incoming guests.
  • Hang all available 1 day tags on sites that are available for 1 night.
  • Keep track of available sites for the hosts working the booth.
  • Keep track of who needs to pay and advise them to pay before the booth closes.
  • Inform all guests of rule violations – We do not require hosts to enforce the rules, just advise what the rules are. If they choose not to follow the rules, the park superintendent or ranger will handle the situation.
  • Answer guest questions.
  • Work booth when on duty
  • Clean the shower houses after hours if there is a mess and restock if low on toilet paper, soap, etc.
  • Pick up trash and cigarette butts off the sites and along park road.
  • Keep running list of fire pits that need cleaning.
    • During busy months hosts assist with cleaning out the fire pits.
  • Open and close front gate when the gate is functional again (currently out-of-order).
  • Collect camping fees.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Assist with storm warning notifications.
  • Assist with campground evacuations due to the rising of the Meramec River.
  • Assist with keeping track of potential rising floodwater.
  • Assist with flood cleanup if the campground floods (generally in the spring).
  • Assist maintenance with issues in the park when needed.

 

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, April 01, 2024 and Tuesday, April 30, 2024

About Meramec State Park

The Meramec River flows by majestic bluffs, wooded areas and a dramatic cave entrance. More than 13 miles of hiking trails are available for exploring the park and visitors can swim, fish, raft and boat in the river. A modern campground, cabins and motel give visitors a choice to stay the night or even longer. Exhibits in the visitor center interpret the natural and cultural features of the park. No visit to the park would be complete without a tour of Fisher Cave with hand-held lights.