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Campground Hosts at Indiana State Parks

Campground host at Lincoln State Park

Most Indiana State Parks and State Forests offer opportunities for campground hosts. Hosts work a minimum of 20 hours per week in exchange for free camping for a specified period of time. The time period varies at sites, based on the number of applicants and on the amount and type of work required. For responsibilities and details about each location, read this document (PDF). State Forests are generally more primitive camping experiences. Only Deam Lake and Starve Hollow have comfort station facilities. For detailed information about hosting duties and site availability, contact the property where you'd like to serve as a host.

A volunteer application and agreement will need to be filled out and turned into sites. Download forms here. Background checks will also be done.