National Park Jobs
Your life is about to look like a page from National Geographic. You'll wake up to some of the most stunning scenery the country has to offer, and you'll work and play where people dream of visiting. Help make the visitor experience as good as your every day. Find your park!
Located primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island with its 17 historic carriage road bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads, Acadia is home to granite peaks, the rugged Maine coastline, and the bayside town of Bar Harbor.
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!
Located north of Moab, Utah, and most famously known for Delicate Arch, Arches National Park's hiking trails wind circuitously around and through its over 2000 red sandstone arches.
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.
Located 50 miles east of Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills, 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.
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.
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.
Located in southern Utah, Bryce Canyon is known for its spires, pinnacles, fins, and mazes - whimsical colorful natural formations in horseshoe shaped amphitheaters.
In southeastern Utah, Canyonlands has 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.
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.
Located in the Cascade Mountain range in southern Oregon, Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States, is known for its intense blue waters and spectacular views.
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!
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.
Glaciers, grizzlies, wolves and North America's highest peak at 20,320 feet -- Denali National Park encompasses more than 6 million acres of 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!"
Everglades spans across 1.5 million acres that stretches over the southern part of Florida. With a vast diversity of flora and fauna in different eco-systems: freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, tropical hammocks, pineland, cypress, mangrove, coastal lowlands, marine, and estuarine, there is a lot of area to discover!
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.
Part of a greater 25 million acre World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay National Park in southeast Alaska experiences a temperate rain forest climate while being surrounded by jagged peaks and ever-shifting glaciers. Come find inspiration along Alaska’s Inside Passage!
The Backbone of the World and the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park quickly earns the adoration of all who wander into its boundaries. The park is home to some of the most pristine alpine wilderness on the planet and, with over 700 miles of hiking trails, abundant opportunities to explore all of it.
Glen Canyon National Recreation area encompasses over 1.25 million acres of the country’s most stunning desert scenery. Home to Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, and Rainbow Bridge National Monument, this protected area spans hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the incomparable rainbow canyons and cliffs of southern Utah, offering inexhaustible opportunities for exploration.
Painted and sculpted over the course of 40 million years, Grand Canyon National Park presents one of the most overwhelming visualizations of history and geology available on our planet. With a job in the Big Ditch, you can spend a season exploring the natural wonder that over 5 million visitors a year seek out on their vacations.
Located in the remote northwest corners of Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park comprises a portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a biodiverse area often dubbed America’s Serengeti. Marked by staggering alpine terrain and extraordinary wildlife, the Tetons draw visitors from around the world to stand in awe of one of our most celebrated National Parks.
Straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee with ridge upon ridge of forest, this National Park is world renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture,
A fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park affords visitors the opportunity to witness the raw forces of the Earth at work. Rivers of molten lava pour over the ground and into the ocean, presenting a unique display of land being formed before your eyes.
Steep sand dunes and magnificent lake views.
A remote island cluster in Lake Superior, near Michigan’s border with Canada, and accessible only by boat or plane, Isle Royale 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.
Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes! Located adjacent to Kodiak Island on the Alaska Peninsula, Katmai National Park and Preserve is truly a land of fire and ice. Within the four million acres of wilderness, six active volcanoes stir underneath miles long glaciers and the world’s largest protected grizzly bear population.
Kenai Fjords National Park is a land of steep, glacier carved valleys filled with ocean waters, towering peaks, rugged coast, sprawling icefields, seals, whales, otters, and bears. Bring your boots, boats, and job skills and grab a job on the Kenai Peninsula.
Come spend a season in one of the last true frontiers. Situated at the base of the Alaskan Peninsula, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve encompasses over 4,000,000 acres of steaming volcanoes, crystalline lakes, jagged mountains, and critical salmon and bear habitat. This vast trail-less wilderness offers endless opportunities and challenges for seasoned trailblazers.
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.
Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, Mesa Verde is known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Breathtaking mountains rise like skyscrapers out of the canal of this 2.1 million acre wilderness wonderland. Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness is part of the largest, intact coastal rainforest in the United States. In the heart of this wild place, visitors encounter glaciers, lava flows, mineral springs, and wildlife ranging from orcas to grizzlies.
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.
The most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States, boasting the greatest topographical prominence, and deserving of a place on the Decade Volcano List: Mount Rainier and its surrounding wilderness are many things, and ordinary is not one of them. Answer the call of the wild and find your next dream job in Mount Rainier National Park.
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 designated wilderness, over 450 miles of trails, and much more.
North Cascades National Park entices wilderness seekers from all over the world. The park is home to over 300 glaciers (one-third of all glaciers in the lower 48 states) and some of the steepest mountain ranges in the country, with its rugged peaks exhibiting up to 6,000 feet of prominence. Spend a season experiencing some of the most remote backcountry and stunning scenery our National Park system has to offer!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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!
Located in western North Dakota where the Great Plains meet the rugged Badlands this National Park is a habitat for bison, elk and prairie dogs. From Badlands to the Painted Canyon, to wide swaths of open grasslands this is a park of peace and quiet and much to discover.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.