Ben & Kayla

Ben and Kayla purchased Golden Pines in September 2017, having worked as geologists in Texas for almost a decade (both have Masters Degrees in Geology). They are passionate about hospitality and passionate about rocks, and they love to talk about either to anyone who is interested!  Please say "Hi" if you see them around the park!

Fun Facts: Ben is an 11-year military veteran, and Kayla is a talented player of the viola.



Tatonka is a five year old sheepdog mix who is full of energy and love! He is perhaps our most enthusiastic host, and you'll often find him hanging out in the park office or out begging for treats. Tatonka can't wait to meet you during your next visit at Golden Pines!

Fun Facts: Tatonka loves kids and will also answer to the name "Taco".


Interested in being a Camp Host? Join us at Golden Pines!

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 season! Bring your rig and enjoy life in the Sierra Nevada mountains in exchange for approximately 14 work days per month. Email us at

Golden Pines RV Resort & Campground is a quiet, family-friendly campground located at 5000' elevation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We are a medium to small sized RV resort situated among the towering trees of the Stanislaus National Forest. We are looking for energetic individuals or couples with an RV and great people skills to serve as camp hosts for our summer season. The position runs from April 1 through September 30. Hosts will help out with the basic daily duties of running the park in exchange for a site and utilities.

Schedule is 2-2-3 with a week off each month, and couples work as a team. Basic duties will include checking in & helping campers, cleaning restrooms and rental units, picking up trash, and reminding campers of the rules. Interested candidates should send a resume with relevant experience and references to: