Oregon Job - Central Coast - Alder Dune

Alder Dune Campground

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Year Round
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   10 - 40
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   39
# of Restrooms:   2 vault, 4 toilets
Elevation:   Sea Level

One host couple works in Alder Dune from a FHU site with a telephone land-line for reservations and customer service.  This is a year-round campground with minimal hours during the winter months when only one loop is open.  A host may ask to stay year-round or just the summer or winter season.  Depending on staffing mowing and trimming may be included in the summer campground duties.  A golf cart is provided for campground use.  During winter months care for 2 additional equestrian campgrounds is included for about 10 hours per week: Baker Beach and Horse Creek.  A company truck is provided for their care.

Alder Dune is a fairly slow campground with only a few full weekends in late July/early August.  If the hosts are not doing the mowing, there is only about a month in the summer where you'll get up to 40/week as a couple.  There are 4 vault toilets in the campground.  We do not take care of the adjacent Day Use Area, nor do we collect fees for it.

Alder Dune is popular with fishermen as the two lakes, Alder and Dune, are stocked with small, large and trophy-size trout.  It is a put-and-take lake and you do need an Oregon fishing license to fish. 

Florence, about 6 miles to the south, has a wide variety of shopping, dining and fuel available.  In fact, one of the cheapest places to buy fuel in Oregon is at the Fred Meyer in Florence. 

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Oregon Job - Central Coast - Area Managers

Tillicum Beach Campground

Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Year Round
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   20 - 60
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Campgrounds:   10
# of Hosts:   Summer: 8 - 9 couples, 0 - 1 singles Winter : 3 - 4 couples, 0 - 1 single
Elevation:   Sea Level

Tillicum is a year-round campground overlooking the beach.  It is very popular with travelers and locals alike. 

The Area Managers live here, in a FHU site, and care for the campground during the off-season (Oct - Apr).   Depending on additional staffing they may or may not be involved in the campground duties during the summer months.

The Area Managers have an office building and a tool building with large shed.  The office has a dedicated fax line for receiving reservations and a telephone land-line for management and customer service.

This area consists of the following campgrounds (typical # of hosts): 

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Oregon Job - Central Coast - Rock Creek

Rock Creek Campground

Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   mid-May to end of September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   10 - 25
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   15
# of Restrooms:   1 vault, 2 toilets
Elevation:   Sea Level

One host couple or single person manages Rock Creek Campground during the summer months.  The host site has full hookups and a telephone land-line for reservations and customer service. 

Rock Creek is in a more remote area of the Oregon coast; attracting campers who like that type of setting.  Campers enjoy just 1/4 mile easy walk to a private beach.

The campground is in a rain forest setting on the east side of Hwy 101 on the Central Oregon Coast.   The steep forested canyon creates a cooling effect.  You'll dress for warmth most of the summer.  With only 15 sites, two vault toilets and little mowing, the hours required are between 10 - 25 depending on the usage.  It is a busy little campground that gets full on weekends throughout July and August.  Most of the campsites are reservable but some are for first-come-first-served customers.

Florence, about 15 miles south, is the closest town for groceries, fuel and dining.  There is also a casino in Florence.

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Oregon Job - Central Coast - Cape Perpetua

Cape Perpetua Campground

Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   mid-May to end of September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   20 - 50
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   38; 1 group
# of Restrooms:   4 flush, 10 toilets
Elevation:   100 feet

One host couple manages Cape Perpetua Campground.  The campground is very popular with hikers.  It is centrally located in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.  The tidepools in the Marine Gardens are a moderate hike away.

There are 4 flush restrooms (10 toilets) and almost all campsites are next to the small creek.  It is heavily wooded with giant Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir.  There is no view of the ocean from the campground but you can hear it.   The campground is about 100 feet above sea level; just enough to be out of the fog that can be common in the summer months.  Proximity to the ocean keeps Cape Perpetua at moderate temps - rarely reaching the upper 80's.

The small village of Yachats is about 2 miles north, where you'll find limited groceries, propane and fuel but a great variety of fine dining.   Florence is about 20 miles to the south and has a great selection of full-size grocery/discount stores and fuel stations; not to mention great dining.

Depending on staffing, the Area Managers may position a rover in the 2nd full hookup site in Cape Perpetua.  The rover may be responsible for caring for Cape Perpetua and Tillicum campgrounds on their host's days off.  They may also be assigned mowing and/or maintenance duties.

A golf cart is provided for use in the campground. 

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Oregon Job - Central Coast - Blackberry

Blackberry Campground

Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Year Round
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   10 - 40
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   31; day use area
# of Restrooms:   2 vault, 4 toilets
Elevation:   Sea Level

One host couple cares for Blackberry Campground from a full hookup site with a telephone land line for reservations and customer service.  Blackberry is open year-round.  Some hosts have enjoyed working year-round, others prefer just summer.  Winter hours are about 10 per week.

There is a lot of mowing to be done in the spring.   Depending on staffing and equipment, the River Edge couple may mow Blackberry.  The campground gets quite busy during July and August.  Campground hours may get up to 40/week for 6 to 8 weeks for the couple; depending on usage.  A golf cart is available for use in the campground.

Daily chlorine testing and chlorinator management is required and accurate logs are kept by the host.  The summer couple may be required to use their own vehicle for visiting the pump house on the other side of the river.  Mileage will be reimbursed.  A company vehicle may be available for use during the winter months.

Campers enjoy swimming and catching crawdads in the Alsea River in the summer.  Salmon fishing in the fall and steelhead in the winter months make Blackberry popular with the fishermen.  It's also a great base camp for the fall hunters.

Blackberry is about 18 miles inland from Waldport on the Oregon Coast.  It is about 10 degrees warmer than the coast.  It also does not experience the fog and wind that can be common on the coast.

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Full Hookup Host Site at Blackberry Campground

Full Hookup Host Site at Blackberry Campground

Oregon Job - Central Coast - River Edge Group

River Edge Group Campground

Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District

Approx. Open/Close Dates:   Mid-May to Mid-September
Approx. Hours/Week/Couple:   10 - 40
Available Utilities:    W, S, E, Ph
# of Host Sites:   1
# of Campsites:   1 group
# of Restrooms:   2 vault, 4 toilets
Elevation:   120

One host couple cares for River Edge Campground.  The host site has full hookups and a telephone land-line for reservations and customer service. 

This is a group reservation-only campground.  The gate is kept closed when there are no reservations.  There is a lot of mowing at this campground.  A large riding lawn mower is provided.  Depending on the staffing decisions of the Area Managers, additional hours and equipment may be allocated for mowing and caring for other campgrounds; usually Canal Creek Group Site.  If travel is required to other campgrounds, either a company vehicle is provided or your mileage is reimbursed.  If Canal Creek is included in your duties, you will also be coordinating customer arrival times to let them in.  Canal Creek is a group reservation-only campground with locked gates when unoccupied.

We do not take care of the Day Use, boat slide, area in River Edge.   Travelers stopping to use the restroom tend to turn into the group site if the gate is open.  The hosts make sure they go to the Day Use Area restroom to maintain the privacy and safety of the private group in the reservation area.

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Full hookup site on level pavement - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke

Full hookup site on level pavement - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke

Hookups are close by - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke

Hookups are close by - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke

Host Site has a tool shed and view of the gate

Host Site has a tool shed and view of the gate

Also a view of the group area - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke

Also a view of the group area - by River Edge Campground Hosts, Jim & Faunie Menke