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Campground Host Program

Where’s the trail? Who sells ice? Is this poison ivy? Campers need help.

Campground hosts are public relations liaisons for DNR as they are often the first faces to greet state park visitors. Hosts welcome campers, write camping permits, acquaint campers with park facilities and regulations, answer questions on local and statewide attractions, and help visitors plan their trips. They live in their own RV, motor home or trailer at a special camp site. 

Above all else, the quality all campground hosts possess is enthusiasm for working with the public. If you would like to volunteer to be a campground host, please complete the Campground Host Program Packet

For additional questions about the campground host program, please contact the IDNR State Parks Office at 217/782-6752. 


Update: 6/15/21: IDNR is currently looking for campground hosts for Illinois Beach State Park.


Campground Host at a picnic table with campers