Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina

Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave is one of Nevada’s best-kept secrets!

Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina on Lake Mohave is one of Nevada’s best kept secrets. Our resort and marina have lakeside accommodations, a full-service RV park, nearby campground facilities and a variety of boat rentals in our full-service marina.

We are conveniently located on the Colorado River and just a short drive from Laughlin, Nevada.

About Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina

Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina is home to the Cottonwood Cove Motel, an RV Park, a cafe, and a full service marina and is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Your hub for fun and relaxation in the desert, Cottonwood Cove has both the convenience of location and amenities for vacations and getaways. Located in the middle of 67-mile-long Lake Mohave, we’re just 45 minutes north of Laughlin and one hour south of Las Vegas.

Cottonwood Cove is managed by Guest Services. Guest Services is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and state and public agencies, and operated under special use permits with the USDA Forest Service.

The Employee Experience

Cottonwood Cove is managed by Guest Services, which is consistently rated as one of the "Best Places to Work" by it's valued employees. For over a century, we have systematically built our legendary hospitality business on a simple but very important philosophy—great people, working with great clients, to serve great customers. We firmly believe that our employees are our most valuable resource. Our dedicated employees enjoy fulfilling careers where they are able to learn, grow and positively impact the local communities where we operate, while also having the opportunity to explore promotional opportunities at our other iconic locations nationwide.

Cottonwood Cove has a peak season from May thru October. In order to be considered for employment, candidates must be available for at least 3 months during that time.

Positions we typically hire are Dock Hand, Cashier, Maintenance Technician, Housekeeper, and Marine Technician. Average pay ranges from $10-$15/hour, depending on position and experience.

On their first day of work, new team members will report to the administration office. From there, they will be directed where to go based on their job title. Team members typically work 40+ hours per week and have 2 consecutive days off. Team members are able to request days off, but depending on the needs of the business, not all requests can be guaranteed. We do our best to give couples the same days off, but this can not be guaranteed.

Team members may wear shorts or pants and closed toe shoes are required.

When not working, team members are encouraged to take advantage of the amenities on property such as boating, fishing, and hiking. Team members receive discounts on rentals, based on availability. We are also located a short distance from Searchlight, NV where team members can enjoy additional dining and shopping. Las Vegas is about an hour away and many team members will make at least one trip to the world famous Las Vegas strip during their time here!

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working closely with people. Whether it's a family vacation or a corporate retreat, our team members are responsible for ensuring an amazing experience for all of our customers. We are seeking team members who are service oriented, friendly, motivated, reliable, and flexible.

Team members must also be comfortable working outdoors in extreme heat. Temperatures during peak season can reach 110-120 degrees. 

Some of our positions also require that team members are comfortable working near water.

Room and Board


Housing is available for team members at Cottonwood Cove. There are variety of options including dorms, mobile homes, and apartments. Housing is private. Couples housing is available.

Dorms are furnished with bedding and dishes.

The cost for housing is $200/month.

Pets are not allowed in dorms, but may be allowed in other employee housing with GM approval.

Coin operated laundry service are available in team member housing.

Team members may move into housing up to 3 days prior to their start date. Team members may stay in housing for up to 3 days after their last shift, provided they have worked through their agreed upon end date or submitted the proper notice.

Cell phone coverage: Verizon is the only carrier that gets service.

Internet: There is no Wi-Fi available in team member housing.

Common areas: There is a community center with a TV that is available for team member use.


There are full hook up RV Sites available for team members. The cost is $150 per month. There are no restrictions on RV type and size.

Pets are allowed with approval.

Cell phone coverage: Verizon is the only carrier that gets service.

Employee Perks

Dorm employees enjoy 40% off at our cafe.

All employees enjoy discounts on rentals, depending on availability.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Team members are encouraged to bring their own vehicle; there is plenty of parking at no charge.

For team members flying in, the closest airport is McCarran. Team members should communicate their arrival information with the onsite management team, at which time pick up can be arranged.

For Fun

In addition to Boat Rentals and day trip opportunities to Las Vegas, there are plenty of fun activities in the near vicinity such as boating, fishing, hiking, shopping, and more!

How to Apply

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