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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area


AHRA gets its unique features from the character of the Arkansas River, a wild to mild 150 mile long river that travels from the historic town of Leadville through Colorado’s tallest mountains all the way to the edge of Colorado’s plains. One of the world's most popular whitewater rivers for kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, the river’s spectacular views make the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable white-water experience. Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado's 43 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado's economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities.

Address 307 W. Sackett
Salida, CO 81201 Chaffee

(719) 539-7289





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AHRA - Campground Host

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Hosts: Campground/Site/Trail
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is a 152-mile-long recreation area that runs between Leadville and Lake Pueblo State Park along the Arkansas River and is surrounded by 13,000-14,000 foo... read more

AHRA - Maintenance & Construction, and Trail support

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Grounds/Facilities Maintenance
Maintenance & Construction: Repair and construct fence. Cleanup park grounds and facilities. Complete special or seasonal maintenance tasks as needed. (For example: boat dock repair). Do carpentry, ... read more

AHRA - Naturalist/Environmental Educator

This is an ongoing opportunity.

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Environmental Education and Interpretation
Naturalist: Present park interpretive programs: campfire talks, nature walks, multi-media shows, living history programs, evening programs and others. Lead school group programs on-site. Visit local s... read more