Who We Are
Vista Recreation manages outdoor recreation on public lands and has been in business greater than 40 years. Our mission can be broken into 3 parts:
1. Providing the public with outstanding recreation services.
2. Protecting the environment, and in particular, managing the environmental impact of outdoor recreation.
3. Keeping public recreation open and available to all groups of people.
Our employees are the core reason we are able to uphold our promises to our land management partners. Our team is the foundation of this Company and is 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 and to facilitate amazing outdoor experiences!
We are dedicated to sourcing and retaining our qualified and talented people with various levels of skillsets. Our Company culture fosters individuality, empowers people to use their creativity and talents, and promotes a fun and safe atmosphere for all.
Vista Recreation currently operates over 600 beautiful outdoor locations in 17 different states nationwide.
Campgrounds, cabins, and marinas.
States across the entire country.
Field employees with Vista Recreation.
Working for Vista Recreation as a Camp Host is extremely rewarding by providing lasting memories for visitors, while fulfilling an adventurous spirit for jobs in the great outdoors in some of the most beautiful forests and parks across the US. We provide opportunities for staff to transfer and explore these locations across the US. Additionally, we embrace a strong culture of internal promotion and provide many opportunities for growth within the company. As a Vista Recreation Camp Host, you will perform duties of cleaning, light maintenance, administrative tasks, identification of problems or unsafe conditions, and maintenance of quality relationships with our partnering agencies, the public and fellow teammates.
Lakes and bodies of water are one of the largest attractions to the outdoor space for our visitors. Vista Recreation manages small boat and canoe rentals in nearly every state we operate in, and has numerous multimillion-dollar, large, marina facilities. Our ability to maintain these spaces, protect and guard stewardship of these precious resources, and provide safe and fun experiences are integral aspects to our Marina jobs. Vista Recreation utilizes instructors to certify our Marina employees in everything from HAZWOPER Incident Commanders and cable rigging, to certified boat operators. All Marina staff members are required to hold necessary certifications and possess essential guest service attributes.
Vista Recreation’s Hospitality jobs are numerous and broad, but these jobs all have something in common: the right candidate possesses the highest levels of dedication and professionalism to facilitate amazing guest and employee experiences. Vista Recreation operates and manages multi-room lodging accommodations, event and meeting spaces, restaurants and cafes, bicycle rentals, guided tours, and retail store locations. We seek to fill positions which include, but are not limited to: hospitality managers, clerks, attendants, event coordinators, housekeepers, chefs and servers. Search Hospitality in our job application system to discover the role that best suits your interest and skill set.
One of the ways we uphold our promises to our partners is by completing necessary projects to keep facilities in good condition, safe for public use, and improvement. Our Maintenance Personnel are asked to provide the proper care of facilities and other public use areas by performing maintenance to grounds and facilities. The common maintenance projects consist of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, mowing, weed trimming, cleaning, landscaping, facility repair, and other general maintenance tasks within assigned areas. This position interacts with guests, so the ability to maintain professionalism and courtesy are important.
Corporate / Management
To achieve our mission of providing, "excellence in the operation of public recreation", Vista Recreation strives to maintain a diverse team of visionaries who contribute a wide-ranging set of unique skills to the Vista Recreation family. Whether you are seeking an executive level role, a position in business development, marketing, accounting, human resources, or seeking a managerial position in the field, overseeing one (or several) of our beautiful nationwide locations, we may have the opportunity for you.
Consistent with our commitment to promoting from within, Vista Recreation has developed a program focused on the identification, application, training, and ongoing support of new managers. Training is comprised of online and in-person training and includes leadership development skills, operational procedure awareness, and managing the employment life cycle.
The application for the Manager-In-Training Program is available from August 15 through November 15 each year. Please make sure to sign up for our newsletter to be alerted when the application is available.
From Our Team
"Vista Recreation's Management is very supportive of their employee's goals. In my 2nd year with the Company I was able to advance into the Maintenance Technician position which I really enjoy and that fits my skill set. The bonus has been the great friendships that I have made while working for the Company at Lake Tahoe Recreation!"
Campground Operations Manager
"I have worked for Vista Recreation for nearly 20 years. It's a great company where growth is always a possibility. Started out in the Company as a Maintenance Tech, then moved up to Area Manager.
There are many types of jobs with the Company in amazing places to work. Being able to work in the mountains gives me great joy!"
"Working at Vista Recreation has been nothing short of an enriching journey. The commitment to excellence and genuine care for both guests and staff is woven into the fabric of every role. From my very first day, I felt a part of a community that values not just the job, but the people behind it.
What sets Vista Recreation apart is the shared passion for creating memorable experiences, not just for our guests but for every team member. The work environment is dynamic, encouraging creativity and personal growth. The leadership fosters a culture of support and recognition, making each day not just a job but a rewarding adventure.
In the realm of hospitality jobs, Vista Recreation is a standout. It's more than a workplace; it's a space where dedication is met with appreciation, and every effort contributes to crafting unforgettable moments for both employees and those we serve. Proud to be a part of the Vista Recreation family!"
Corporate Payroll Manager
"I have been employed with the Company since April 2005 as the Payroll Manager. In 2022, I went from managing payroll for 800 employees to 1800 plus employees in a matter of minutes! The support and guidance from my colleagues, HR, and the owner of the Company, Warren Meyer, has been amazing. I am very grateful to be a part of this one big team and family."
Hismael Guerrero (Izzy)
Marina General Manager
My 12-year career as General Manager for Lake Camanche under Vista Recreation's Marina Division has been fantastic! I've witnessed remarkable growth and been part of a great work culture.
Vista Recreation's work environment is exceptional, fostering collaboration and innovation. Over the years, we've expanded our marina facilities, improved services, and, most importantly, cultivated a sense of unity and camaraderie among our dedicated team.
This unique work culture of Vista Recreation not only promotes individual growth, but also enhances the visitor experience. Working at Vista Recreation isn't just a job; it's where passion, growth, and teamwork thrive, making it an extraordinary place to build a fulfilling career.
Why Work for Vista Recreation
Vista Recreation offers competitive benefits, various work employment roles, ability for internal promotion, and top level support from management. We are the largest Camp Host Employer in the US and service many types of beautiful outdoor recreation locations.
Retaining our talented people is top priority for our Company. Many of our employees have worked for Vista Recreation greater than 15 years. We believe this is a testament to how we treat our people and strive to provide the best support and work atmosphere possible.
As a Vista Recreation team member, you will have access to benefits including, but not limited to: in-depth training and support from various levels of management and our Executive Team, competitive wages with annual increases based on performance, free counseling services through our EAP program, employee incentives and recognition, lodging and meal credits*, and a 401k plan. Full-time team member benefits also include paid time off*, holidays*, and a health and welfare package that includes an HSA and Voluntary Life and AD&D benefits.
*applicable by position
Are you currently employed with Vista Recreation? View our Employee Resources page.