National Park Jobs

Why not work at the best of the best? National Park jobs let you live and play in some of the most amazing places on the planet. Mountains, desert, seacoast, lakeshore, wildlife, geysers, glaciers and more. Picture yourself in it for a season - or a career.

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Acadia National Park

Home to granite peaks, 17 historic carriage road bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. Rugged Maine Coastline, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island.


Admiralty Island

Admiralty Island National Monument is 955,000 acres of wilderness in southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Work onboard a small sailing vessel as a crew member and experience this amazing landscape!

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. Red rock, blue skies, and lots of great hiking trails!

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska - Vast and beautiful, this land is one of the most remote places in North America stretching across a 19 million acre expanse of land crossing limitless arctic tundra, majestic mountains of the Brooks Range and boreal forest. This wild and unspoiled landscape inspires wonder in spirited travelers.


Badlands National Park

Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands are about 50 miles east of Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills.

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Big Bend National Park

At more than 800,000 acres on the big bend in the Rio Grande River in Southwest Texas, this park contains over 100 miles of lush floodplain, the Chihuahuan Desert, and the Chisos Mountain Range. Situated right on the Mexican border, work and live where countries and cultures meet.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Parkway follows the high crests of the central and southern Appalachians for 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Check out the "Hoo Doos" of Bryce -- spires, pinnacles, fins, mazes. Whimsical colorful natural formations in horseshoe shaped amphitheaters in Southern Utah.

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Canyonlands National Park

Countless canyons, mesas and buttes eroded into the landscape by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves.


Cape Cod National Seashore - Massachusetts

Forty miles of sandy beach, ponds, marshes and uplands along the Atlantic-facing eastern seashore. Busy summer resort towns of Wellfleet, Truro, Eastham and Provincetown.

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Crater Lake National Park

One of our first national parks, Crater Lake is known for intense blue waters, spectacular views, and some of the heaviest snowfalls in the country. Come work, live and hike here.

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Custer State Park

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!

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Death Valley National Park

More than 3.3 million acres of desert scenery, wildlife, undisturbed wilderness and history. Home to the lowest point in the western hemisphere, Badwater at 282 feet below sea level, and bounded to the west by 11,049 foot Telescope Peak.

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Glaciers, grizzlies, wolves and North America's highest peak at 20,320 feet -- this park encompasses more than 6 million acres in a complete sub-arctic ecosystem. If you want to go big, go to Denali. "Denali will rock your world and leave massive imprints on your soul that you will never be able to shake for many years ~ allow the spirit of Denali to seep into your soul!"

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. This might be just the place for you if you're looking for a warm winter adventure.

Gates of the Arctic National Park Jobs

Glaciated valleys, rugged mountains, boreal forest and arctic tundra cut by wild rivers. Home to Dall sheep, wolf and bear. This place is OUT THERE - it is wild and undeveloped and contains six Wild Rivers and two National Natural Landmarks.


Glacier Bay National Park

Jobs in Glacier Bay National Park include working in the park at the lodge or working/cruising on the waters with one of the cruise ships. Located in Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay is a marine wilderness with snow-capped mountains rising to over 15,000 feet.

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Glacier National Park

A hiker's dream of more than 1,000,000 acres of peaks, alpine meadows, lakes and forests and more than 700 miles of maintained trails. Perched on the Canadian border, Glacier is one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states.

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Lake Powell

Grab a job on Lake Powell, stretching for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah. The park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, backcountry hiking and four-wheel drive trips.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Seasonal jobs in the Grand Canyon on the North and South Rims. Work summers, winters, or year round. Find a job at lodges, resorts, stores and restaurants. Wrangler and ranch jobs too!

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, lies to the south of Yellowstone. With extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Tetons are a magnificent site to behold. At 13,775 "The Grand" is the tallest in the Teton Range, and is a challenge for even the most experienced climber.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Summer and fall jobs in lodges, campgrounds, country clubs, guest ranches, and volunteer ministry positions available.

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, past and present. Work in the national park where you can watch the world being created.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Steep sand dunes and magnificent lake views.

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Isle Royale National Park

Spend some quality time in Isle Royale, a US Biosphere Reserve. Accessible only by boat or plane, this living laboratory is home to wolves and moose, a cool climate and clear waters. The park hosts 165 miles of hiking trails, 36 campgrounds for backpackers and boaters, great fishing, historic lighthouses, shipwrecks and more.

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai is famous for volcanoes, brown bears, fish, and rugged wilderness and also contains North America's highest concentration of prehistoric human dwellings (about 900).


Kenai Fjords National Park

Long, steep, glacier carved valleys filled with ocean waters. High peaks, rugged coast, huge icefields, seabirds, wildlife, seals, whales and more. Bring your boots, boats and job skills and grab a job on the Kenai.


Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Two active volcanoes; spectacular, rugged, terrain from coastline to glaciated peaks; abundant wildlife like you'd expect in Alaska. Yet another of the greatest places where you can work.

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Mammoth Cave National Park Jobs

Mammoth Cave is the longest recorded cave system in the World with more than 365 miles of passage explored and mapped. Located in south central Kentucky, the park also boasts more than 30 miles of winding rivers and 70 miles of trails.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, has summer seasonal jobs at the parks lodges, restaurants, pubs, campgrounds, gift shops, snack bars and service stations. Summer jobs also available at nearby guest ranches.

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Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness is on the southern tip of the Alaskan panhandle. Find a job onboard a small sailing vessel as a crew member and experience this amazing landscape!

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Mount Hood National Forest

Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson.

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Mount Rainier National Park

Summer and fall jobs in Mt. Rainier National Park. Mount Rainier Guest Services offers jobs working in the lodges and gift shops. Or work as a Volunteer Minister for the Christian Ministry in the National Parks.

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Mount Rushmore - Black Hills Jobs

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills National Forest, in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming, is 1.2 million ponderosa pine-studded acres ranging in elevation as high as 7,242 feet. Amid the splendid scenery are 11 reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 2 scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,426 acres of wilderness, over 450 miles of trails, and much more.

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North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park Service Complex consists of three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Summer guest service jobs at a lodge in the Lake Chelan area.

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Olympic National Park

Summer jobs on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State. Enjoy the amazing rainforest and opportunity to explore the Pacific coast line.

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Redwood National and State Parks

Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. But the parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions.


Rocky Mountain National Park

With more than 360 miles of trails, a road that goes to 12,183 feet and the summit of Longs Peak at 14,259 you'd better hit the treadmill to take advantage of this special place. Hiking, climbing, skiing, photography and wildlife viewing will get you started. With almost 90% of the Park managed as wilderness, Rocky is a prime slice of some of the sweetest real estate on the Planet.

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Saguaro National Park

Over 150 miles of hiking trails, ranging from flat and easy strolls in the Sonoran Desert to steep and rugged hikes into the Rincon Mountains. Conservation Corps Jobs - join a team, live and work outside!

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Formed when pressure within the earth's crust fractured the eastern granite block of California and tilted westward in a series of uplifts to create the Sierra Nevada, California's "backbone", is today one of the world's longest continuous mountain ranges. Find summer, fall or winter jobs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Work in the lodges summer and winter. Also jobs in the grocery stores, gift shops, and restaurants. Volunteer Ministry positions as well.


Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park saddles a section of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west. There are more than 500 miles of trails in the park, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Scenery, wildlife, history and recreation. A great place to live and work!


Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Experience summer in in the Great Plains of North Dakota.

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Tongass National Forest

At 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in southeastern Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States. The forest is named for the Tongass group of the Tlingit people, who inhabited the southernmost areas of the Alaska panhandle near what is now Ketchikan (source: Wikipedia).


Voyageurs National Park

Summer and winter jobs in Minnesota lodges near Voyageurs National Park. The jobs include cooks, waitstaff, housekeepers, jobs working on the docks, naturalists, dog mushers and more! See what the Great North Woods are all about.

Wrangell - St Elias National Park

Jobs in Alaska near the "mountain kingdom of North America". Wrangell-St Elias is the largest unit in the National Park System and hosts the largest collection of glaciers and peaks above 16,000 feet on the continent. Home to18,008 foot Mount St Elias, the 2nd highest peak in the U.S.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the World's First National Park ~ and what a treasure it is! Cool Works(tm) wouldn't exist without Yellowstone, so it holds a special place for us. Geysers and hot pots, rich history, bears and bison, mountains and canyons all await you here.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite - a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things. The word "spectacular" does not do this place justice. Spend some time working and living there and see.

Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

The diversity of this ecosystem is kept alive by the elements of water and fire, both working to replenish the vast and varied system of wetlands, uplands and mountains. Get ready to enjoy a land rich in cultural heritage and natural history.

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Zion National Park

Two hundred twenty nine square miles of cliffs, canyons and scenery. Hike, climb, shoot pictures and hang out in one of the sweet spots of the southwest.