Campground Host Applications open for Josie Creek, Perch/Audie Campgrounds

Position Objectives:

Rusk County Forestry Campground Hosts are volunteers who assist park staff with campground operations and provide a variety of information to visitors including campground safety and local points of interest. The satisfaction of helping both the County Forest and its visitors is the Campground Host’s greatest reward. Hosts meet visitors from all walks of life, and often fellow campers may become lasting friends. Many hosts and campers return to the same campground year after year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The volunteer serves as a “live-in” host at the campground in the designated site. The primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining regulations that apply to them.

Perform light maintenance work around the campground such as picking up litter, sweeping and stocking restrooms, and clearing firepits.

Act as a liaison between campers and park staff; provide information to park staff on potential problems, disseminate information to campers, etc.

Be observant and advise campers and visitors of unintentional infractions. Flagrant violations will be reported to the park staff.

Be familiar with local points of interest. Answer questions on local attractions, activities, and current trail and fishing conditions.

Minimum Requirements:

Additional Requirements:

Set an example by being a model camper practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around the assigned site, and observing appropriate camping behavior.

Display a willing attitude to deal with campground users in a helpful manner.


Use and Condition of Premises:

Maximum occupancy of any site, including the host, family members, visitors, etc. shall be no more than six persons at any time.

Hosts may have one motorized vehicle as the parking area of the site allows.

Maintain and keep the premises clean, sanitary, and in good repair.

Return the premises to a condition similar to that which existed at the start of occupancy.

Notify park staff of any defects or dangerous conditions in and about the premises once the host becomes aware of them.

Remove all personal property when vacating the site.

The host will reimburse the Forestry Department for the cost of any repairs to the premises damaged by the host, household members, guests, or invitees through misuse or neglect.



Mid May – Mid September

Availability primarily through the weekends as campsites will be busy.


More Information:


Volunteer and County Applications may be picked up and dropped off or mailed to Rusk Co. Forestry Department at 311 Miner Ave E. Ladysmith, WI 54848

Applications are also available online at

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