California Job - Union Valley Reservoir - Sunset

Sunset Campground

Eldorado National Forest / Pacific Ranger District

 Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Early September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   30 - 45
Available Utilities:    W, S
# of Host Sites:   4
# of Campsites:   131; day use area
# of Restrooms:   16 vault, 16 toilets
Elevation:   4900 feet

3 host couples live in Sunset Campground.  Depending on the assigned responsibilities, the couples maximum hours may be up to 45/week.  1 couple lives in and cares for the day use area.

The campground is located on Union Valley Reservoir about 15 miles from Riverton.  This scenic pine forest campground is surrounded by the peaks of the Crystal Mountains. Campers come out to fish, boat or swim in the reservoir, as well as  to hike and mountain bike on nearby trails.  The campground is divided into three areas, with a host or host couple responsible for each part. Sunset I has 36 campsites, and hours are 35 hours per week per couple.  Sunset II has 43 campsites, and hours are 35 hours per week per couple during the regular season and 40 hours per week per couple during the peak season.  Sunset III has 51 campsites.  Hours are 50 hours per week per couple during the regular season, and 60 hours per week per couple during the peak season.  All three areas have water and sewer hookups available.

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