Press Release

Horsethief Reservoir Needs Summer Host

Horsethief Reservoir is a summer weekend fishing destination for thousands of Idahoans.

But the right person could spend the entire summer there in 2009, serving as host for the Idaho Fish and Game-owned reservoir and camping area.

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of camp host at the popular recreation site. This is an unpaid, volunteer position, and applicants must have a fully self-contained recreational vehicle. A small per diem is offered to help hosts defer some expenses.

"We're looking for a person or persons to meet and greet the camping public throughout the summer and serve as ambassadors for the department," utility craftsman Dennis Hardy said. "Providing information, troubleshooting for campers and gently enforcing area rules are just some of the duties associated with the position."

Located just east of Cascade, the 260-acre site is situated within a forested area, giving it a high mountain lake appearance. Horsethief is managed as a rainbow trout fishery and is a popular summer destination for anglers and other recreationists.

For additional information or to apply for the volunteer host position, contact Dennis Hardy at the Fish and Game's Southwest Region office in Nampa, 208-465-8465 or by e-mail at dennis.hardy@idfg.idaho.gov.