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.


Joe & Tammie

Joe is Veteran of the United States Coast Guard, worked in both the construction and manufacturing industry, and has become the "go-to" person for his employers, as well as friends and family whenever something needs to  be fixed.  He has landscaped many homes, performed routine maintenance on marine craft and motorized vehicles, painted and beautified many places.  He is an excellent boat operator, he is loyal, hardworking, and committed nearly 21 years to his last employer before retirement. 

Tammie has worked in the Human Resources field for over 25 years which requires excellent communication and organizational skills.  Additionally, Tammie has years of experience in customer service based positions and has an outgoing and friendly personality.  She is also a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate, aka Guardian ad Litem) supporting and advocating for foster children.



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 2019 season! Bring your rig and enjoy life in the Sierra Nevada mountains in exchange for approximately 14 work days per month. View our current Camp Host ad here or 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. There is no camp store and no office hours. Interested candidates should send a resume with relevant experience and references to: