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Vista Recreation is hiring Workampers!

Vista Recreation is one of the largest public recreation concessionaires in the US operating over 600 outdoor facilities in 16 different states.

Vista Recreation has a strong focus on growing our Company. In the past few years, we have more than doubled in size and increased to over 600 outdoor locations nationwide! We are a private company who partners with various public partners at the federal, state, and local levels.

Our company culture fosters individuality, empowers people to use their creativity and talents, and promotes a fun and safe atmosphere for all.

Our Employees are the foundation of this Company, and are comprised of people from all walks of life that bring diverse experiences and backgrounds, and who share one common interest—to provide excellence in customer service!


The Campground Host position is typically filled by two people, but can be an individual role in certain locations. The primary objective is to provide a quality recreational experience for visitors within areas operated by the Company. The Campground Host will implement nearly all operational tasks required within their assigned campground or area.

Qualifications for Camp Hosts:

  • Strong customer service skills; enjoys working in an environment of extensive public contact.
  • Basic manual labor abilities, including an ability and willingness to clean and sanitize facilities with a variety of cleaning agents and chemicals.
  • Basic record-keeping experience, including money handling.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with teammates and the public.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, and be able to learn quickly and follow instructions accurately.
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Vista Recreation will pay for all hours worked and for the Camp Host site. Exact season dates, hours, and other varying factors will be dependent on the campground location. We do our best to match employees to the location that works best for them.


If you love interacting with the public, and are willing to work a flexible schedule, our MIT program is for you! Training includes a mixture of online tutorials and on-the-job training prior to being placed in a management position.

Qualities of Successful Management Trainees:

  • Strong Customer Service Orientation
  • Common Sense/Good Judgement
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Decisiveness
  • Developing Relationships
  • Appreciating Diversity
  • Leading Others
  • Patience
  • Resiliency


In addition to Campgrounds, Vista Recreation operates Large Marinas, Stores, Trails, Resorts, and other outdoor facilities. These positions are in some of the most beautiful locations across the US and offer the ability to advance within our Company. Some of our other outdoor jobs include:

  • Beach Attendants & Lifeguards
  • Dock Attendants
  • Lodge Assistants
  • Bicycle & Boat Rental Clerks
  • Gate Attendants
  • Parking Attendants
  • Boat Mechanics
  • Cooks & Servers
  • Cashiers
  • Maintenance staff
  • Housekeeping staff
  • Janitorial staff

Exact duties and qualifications can be found upon selecting Find Jobs from

See what our employees are saying about working at Vista Recreation

"Vista Recreation's desire to introduce future generations to exploring primitive lands, is a legacy in itself. This is the first company I've ever worked for that empowers me, and where I want to make management proud. It is very rewarding to assist the PUBLIC in enjoying PUBLIC lands."

"Vista Recreation’s forward thinking and ability to support operations in the most remote locations is a testament to their commitment to meet employee’s real needs in the field. The ability to work in the most beautiful locations throughout the country, with a company that understands employee needs, is a rare find."

“My dad always told me do what you love for a living and you will never feel like you work at all. What a surprise that in my second phase of my life, my wife and I have found an amazing way of meeting that objective. Living at the prettiest locations in our country, helping families to experience the joy of camping, and experiencing nature at its best. The company stands by its employees and its customers. They deliver positive feedback on a daily basis. The experience makes you feel good all over — knowing you are helping people and giving back to others in a way that has significant meaning.”

“At Vista Recreation, the focus is on the customer experience, and people are usually in their best spirits as they are relaxing and enjoying life by getting out of their normal daily grind. Listening to children laughing, families relaxing, birds and animals surround you, which provides you with a calming and wonderful experience every day of your life. It’s like being on permanent vacation!”

"My husband and I started working for Vista (then Recreation Resource Management) in 2020 as a way to get out and enjoy the beauty of the mountains and get some exercise!! We have made so many new friends, co-workers and campers alike and feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful company. With Vista Recreation the sky's the limit as far as opportunities and locations go. We highly recommend becoming a part of this family."

Vista Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Vista Recreation complies with all applicable employment opportunity laws by making all employment decisions without regard to an individual’s race, religion, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.