2024 Campground Host - Campground Host Site #41 - October 2024

Host Duties Include:

  • Register reservation campers
  • Register and collect fees from first-come, first served campers
  • Sell firewood and ice
  • Maintain required paperwork associated with revenue collection
  • Provide directions and information to visitors
  • Educate visitors about park rules and regulations
  • Post Scout area and shelter reservation cards as needed
  • Collect litter
  • Monitor restroom and vault toilet cleanliness 
  • Perform minor janitorial duties, call park personnel for more detailed cleaning 
  • Collect, restock and submit trail registration cards
  • Open and close main gate as needed 
  • Report damage or vandalism as soon as possible to park personnel
  • Contact proper authorities in case of emergency
  • Sometimes help in the park office (answering the phone and talking to visitors)

 

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Tuesday, October 01, 2024 and Thursday, October 31, 2024

About Hawn State Park

Hills of stately pine and oak trees, sandy-bottom streams and sandstone canyons and cliffs create one of the most significant and scenic landscapes in Missouri at Hawn State Park. Located in western Ste. Genevieve County, the 4,956-acre park offers a special experience for anyone wanting to enjoy the splendor of nature. Geology buffs come to the park to see the number of exposed rock types; hikers love the park for its amazing trails; and bird watchers flock to the park for its variety of birds.

This amazing landscape offers a scenic and peaceful setting where visitors can camp, hike, picnic and enjoy nature. The park’s campground, beneath a canopy of lofty pines, includes both basic and electric sites. Picnickers can enjoy a quiet lunch at one of the many picnic tables that dot the sandy, pine-covered woodland floor. The best way to experience the park is on its trails, which range from a short walk to an overlook area to an almost 10-mile-long backpacking trail that is considered one of the best in the state.

Once visitors experience the park, it’s easy to understand why Hawn State Park is considered a special treasure in a state park system filled with outstanding recreational jewels.