2024 Campground Host - River Campground Host - April 2024

  • Communicate with visitor center staff to obtain reservation arrivals and occupants on a daily basis 
  • Prepare grey reservation cards for incoming arrivals 
  • Post reservation arrival sheet on campsite posts at 2 p.m. the day before the arrival 
  • Remove old camping receipts from posts before 3 p.m. daily 
  • Fill out camping permits and collect camping fees or reservation signatures as visitors arrive and set up. Post departure dates up on the campsite post 
  • Offer to sell visitors firewood 
  • Collect all fees, tally the sales for the day, and fill out the data sheet 
  • Take the collected fees to the visitor center each morning for processing (and to collect any new reservation arrival data) 
  • Trouble shoot any problems visitors may have and call appropriate staff 
  • Enforce park rules and regulations (dogs on leashes, parking on the grass, quiet hours, etc.) 
  • Periodically, check the shower house or bathrooms for cleaning needs 
  • Police the area for trash 
  • Provide information about area services 
  • Hosts may be asked to pass out park information 
  • Hosts may be responsible for using a campground reservation laptop computer 
  • Hosts, if able and willing, may mow the campground
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.


Schedule Summary

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

About Trail of Tears State Park

Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond. Its location right on the river makes the park one of the best places in Missouri for viewing migratory waterfowl.