State seeking campground hosts for state parks, forests


Volunteers to serve as campground hosts in exchange for free camping during their service at state parks and forests are being sought.

Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week. The volunteer period varies at sites based on the number of applicants and amount and type of work required.

Properties are looking for dedicated campers who enjoy working outdoors, with people and with DNR staff.

Southern Indiana properties needing volunteers include Brown County and Clifty Falls state parks; Monroe and Hardy lakes; and Starve Hollow State Recreation Area in Vallonia.

Campground hosts also are needed at state forest campgrounds.

A complete list of site availability and detailed information about hosting duties is at, or contact the property where you would like to serve as a host.

Completion of a volunteer application is required to apply. Download a volunteer application form at

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