Part 1 The Workin’
We volunteered at Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach from May 1 thru July 31. It’s a beautiful park situated on an inlet between the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay.
Our site was on the north side, 5 min walk to the beach, 2 min walk to the bay, and 10 min. walk to the Marina/Restaurant & Bar. Not a bad place to be for the summer!
The commitment for a FHU site was for 24 hr, but we barely worked 15-18. It simply didn’t take that much time to complete the required duties. Jeff mowed & used the weed-eater, Rick and I distributed the reservation cards, made sure campers left on time, answered questions, picked up trash at the campsites and along the bay walkway where people fished. We shared the duties with another couple and covered each other on days off. Our loop only had 43 sites for us to maintain. We also checked the bathhouse and kept it stocked (contracted crew did the daily cleaning.)
The South side is the older part, sites are closer together and it can flood with a lot of rain. IMO the North side is nicer!
Sites are paved, as you can see not much grass to mow and no fire pits to clean! Basically we got a little exercise and talked to people. We felt guilty about not working the “required” hours, but the Rangers assured us as long as the park was maintained and clean, they were happy! They constantly thanked us for a job well done. So we stopped with the guilt and enjoyed ourselves!
We also helped with the weekly beach bonfire and ghost crab hunt!
Indian River Marina and Hammerhead Dockside Restaurant/Bar.
We enjoyed a few Friday Happy Hours at Hammerhead, listening to the live entertainment and watching the boats come in.
The beautiful Indian River Inlet Bridge lit up at night.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend it, for both visiting or camphosting. The out of state summer rate is $49 per night, that would have been $1470 for one month, so we saved a lot. It’s a very popular park that is fully booked a year out.
Next up….the Playin’ Part 11