Become a Camp Host today!

Volunteering as a “Camp Host” for New Mexico State Parks is a very rewarding way that you can help to make a real difference! Volunteers play an essential role in helping us provide a quality outdoor recreation experience for our visitors. Camp Hosts are the first to meet and greet arriving campers and provide them with key information about the parks amenities.

Benefits: Camp Hosts receive a free campsite with full hookups in exchange for their volunteer services.

Other benefits include:

• Receive official uniform attire
• Opportunities to apply your skills and develop new ones
• Fantastic training opportunities  
• Small gifts and tokens (pens, key chains, water bottles etc.)
• Networking opportunities
• Develop friendships
• Receive heartfelt recognition
• Be a part of our state parks team!

Camp Host Duties:

• Greet and assist campers with campsite set up
• Provide visitors with information about the parks amenities and facilities.
• Assist staff with tracking and posting campground reservations
• Collect camping fees from campers
• Clean campsites and assist staff with light campground maintenance.
• Promote park activities and interpretive programs. 

Other Duties: 

• Collect visitor fees & provide information at park entrance stations  where  needed.
• Staff visitor center information desks & answer the phones where needed.
• Assist staff with office administrative tasks such as filing or data entry where needed.

NM State Parks with Camp Hosts Openings

NW Region, Location



Bluewater Lake, Prewitt NM 505-876-2391 Kelly Richerson, Manager
El Vado Lake, Tierra Amarilla NM 575-588-7247 John Rector, Manager
Fenton Lake, Jemez Springs NM 575-829-3630 Paul Lisko, Manafer
Hyde Park, Santa Fe NM 505-983-7175 Marcos Lopez, Coordinator

NE Region, Location



Conchas Lake, Conchas Dam NM 575-868-2270 Paul Fishell, Manager
Ute Lake, Logan NM 575-487-2284 Danelle Earle, Coordinator
  Rodeny Paris, Manager

SW Region, Location



Elephant Butte Lake, Elephant Butte NM 575-744-5923 Manny Sanchez, Coordinator
    Kay Dunalp, Manger
Pancho Villa, Columbus NM 575-531-2711 John Read, Coordinator

SE Region, Location



Oasis, Portales NM 575-356-5331 Valarie Russ, Coordinator
    Jim Whary, Manager
Oliver Lee, Alamogordo NM 575-437-8284 Wendy Justice, Manager
Santa Rosa Lake, Santa Rosa  NM 575-472-3110 Chris Baca, Coordinator
    Shank Cribbs, Manager
Sumner Lake, Fort Sumner  NM 575-355-2541 Ray Drake, Manager
Villanueva, Villanueva  NM 575-421-2957 Ramon Gallegos, Manager


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