Tag: Park Hosts Needed in Florida State Parks

Goodbye Woods Ferry Hello Big Shoals

BigShoalsSP06152013 (27)Goodbye Woods Ferry, Hello Big Shoals! Well, we finally made it to our new assignment. We will miss Woods Ferry River Camp with it’s sewer on-site, being able to take long, hot showers and free washer and dryer. We may even miss the river campers who came almost every weekend and some through the week. Big Shoals State Park has a cement pad park host site with electric and water behind the bathroom building and across from the picnic area next to the Suwannee River. The site itself may seem like it was put in backwards but it works. We had to drive in the wrong way around to pull into the park host site. This small park area has a circular, one-way, paved drive and with the RV utility hook-ups on the drivers side it was easier to come in the wrong way than to back into the site. Luckily, through the week, the park doesn’t get a lot of visitors. Since we don’t own a “Blue Boy” we had to purchase about sixty feet of sewer hose to be able to dump our black and gray water tanks. The sewer outlet is right next to the bathroom building on the side along with an outdoor cold shower. Since, it is a “Day Use” only state park when we lock the entrance gates at night there will be no visitors.
Continue reading “Goodbye Woods Ferry Hello Big Shoals”

Alfred B Maclay State Gardens

MaclayGardensStateParkSignAlfred B Maclay State Gardens is a large state park right in Tallahassee, Florida our state capital. There is a large botanical garden that blooms all year long. Who doesn’t love to stroll around well manicured grounds with a reflection pool, well-maintained paths and lovely flowers all around? They also have Swimming, Picnicking, Playground, Fishing, Canoeing & Kayaking, a Boat ramp, Bicycling, and Tours. They also need Park hosts all year round as well. Since, they do not have camping within the park you and your fellow volunteers will have the run of the park once the gates are closed! The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to sundown and the Gardens are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. You will more than like get great TV reception and cellphone reception as well.

Here are the answers we received from our email inquiry to the Volunteer Coordinator: Continue reading “Alfred B Maclay State Gardens”

Horse Lovers and Handipeople Needed

San_Felasco_Hammock_entr01In response to some emails we sent out to all of the Florida State Parks about Campground Hosts and Park/Residential Hosts positions that get a campsite with amenities in exchange for working; most were what you would expect but this one struck me as different. I mean, how many parks have horses living and being take care by the park rangers and volunteers? That is just too cool.

The initial response to our email:

Hi Jolene. Listed below are the volunteer host opportunities I have available. Firewood is available as we remove trees that are blocking trails and roads. Unfortunately, the summer months are very difficult to encourage volunteers to camp with us. I have sent out probably 50 or 60 announcements like the one below with very little response. Currently my three sites are vacant. Fall, Winter and Spring are no problem.

Randy
Continue reading “Horse Lovers and Handipeople Needed”