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Park Hosts

Park hosts help LCRA maintain parks and serve as onsite representatives to park guests. Hosts often provide visitors with their first impressions of LCRA parks, offering excellent customer service and promoting safe use of park facilities.

LCRA offers both paid and volunteer park host positions.

Host positions at LCRA parks

  • Volunteer park host positions require 25 hours of work a week in exchange for an RV site with full utility hookups.
  • Paid park host positions require 32 hours of work a week in exchange for an RV site with full utility hookups.

 

View photos and descriptions of every park with a park host.

The following LCRA parks and recreation areas have park hosts: (See park locations)

  • Black Rock Park
  • Camp Creek Park
  • Cedar Point Recreation Area
  • Gloster Bend Recreation Area
  • Grelle Recreation Area
  • Lake Bastrop parks
    • North Shore
    • South Shore
  • Matagorda Bay Nature Park
  • McKinney Roughs Nature Park
  • Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
  • Plum Park on the Colorado
  • Shaffer Bend Recreation Area
  • Turkey Bend Recreation Area
  • Pedernales River Nature Park

 

Duties of a park host

  • Greet campers, answer questions and orient visitors to the park and region.
  • Understand, and be able to interpret, park rules and regulations.
  • Be accessible to campers.
  • Serve as a gate attendant when needed.
  • Check windshields for passes to ensure park fees are paid.
  • Assist with campground maintenance by picking up litter, cleaning campsites after guests check out and replenishing rest room supplies. Help keep restrooms clean.
  • Contact park staff and other law enforcement personnel with park emergencies.
  • Keep host site clean and neat.
  • Manage other projects or assignments as needed.

 

Criteria for park hosts
Park hosts must have their own RVs and are selected based on:

  • Camping experience.
  • Prior campground or park host experience.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Length of time willing to commit to being a park host.
  • Background checks (performed at LCRA's expense).

 

Benefits and duties of a paid park host
In addition to the duties of a volunteer park host, paid park hosts:

  • Operate the park entrance office during assigned hours.
  • Collect fees and register campers.

 

Compensation for park host services
LCRA solicits proposals from qualified applicants through its Business Opportunities page. See the request for proposals and view a full description of properties that have a park host and site duties assigned here.

Benefits of being a volunteer park host
In exchange for 25 hours of work a week, park hosts receive:

  • RV hook-up with electric, water and cement pad. Most sites have septic hook-up.
  • Daily use of park facilities, such as water access, fishing piers, boat docks and  hiking.
  • Opportunity to hike, swim, observe wildlife and fish (state law requires a fishing license from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department).

 

How to apply for volunteer park host positions
Download Park Host volunteer application here

Questions
Contact LCRA Park Assistant Ryan Vickery at 512–730–8037 or ryan.vickery@lcra.org for information about host positions and current openings.

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