Rock Creek Lakes Resort

Hiking in Rock Creek Canyon.
One of our rental cabins.
Rock Creek Lake
Summer Wildflowers
Sunsets in the backyard.
View of Rock Creek Lake and our boat docks.

Small, family owned summer lodge at 9,700 feet in the Eastern Sierra

We are a small, family-owned summer lodge located at 9,700 feet in the Eastern Sierra. We have a general store, cafe and grill where we serve breakfast and lunch, rental cabins, and boat and kayak rentals. Our season runs from May to October. The Resort is in the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts. We are surrounded by amazing hiking trails, lakes for fishing, rock climbing, and more!

Located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. We are a couple hours drive to Yosemite, 5 hours from Los Angeles, and 3 hours south of Reno, NV.

About Rock Creek Lakes Resort

Rock Creek Lakes Resort is located at 9,700 feet in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. We are 9 miles up Rock Creek Canyon, which is situated in between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. The Resort was built over 80 years ago and has been owned by the King Family since 1979. Our small general store caters to fishermen, campers, and hikers in the area. We have a cafe and grill where we serve breakfast and lunch. The property has eleven rental cabins that range from one to three-bedroom and all have bathrooms and kitchens. We are situated across the road from Rock Creek Lake and have boats and kayaks available to rent.

Our backyard is amazing! Surrounded by 12,000-foot peaks, we are within walking distance to excellent fishing and some of the best hiking to be had in the Eastern Sierra.

The Employee Experience

We hire staff to work multiple positions. A future employee can expect to work in all parts of the business ranging from helping customers in the store to cleaning rental cabins throughout the workday. We are a small business and try to keep everyone busy during their shift. All positions are paid at an hourly rate with an average workweek of up to 40 hours unless otherwise specified. 

Most people that work at the Resort are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy going on hikes or a fishing adventure after work. We love being outside in the mountains and strongly believe in working hard as a team so we can all get out to enjoy our beautiful backyard at the end of the day. There is no cell phone service at the Resort, which we consider a nice escape for the summer. 

We hope that at the end of the season our employees will love working and playing in Rock Creek Canyon as much as we do.

Please note: We are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously at Rock Creek Lakes Resort. Because we all live and work together, we have a strict protocol in place to keep our staff and customers healthy and safe. 

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for employees who care about the work they do and the environment they are living in. We are in the hospitality business, so friendly customer service skills are a must! The Resort runs best when everyone is working together and being a team player is crucial to our business running smoothly. Being able to stay busy and productive when it's slow and adjust to a faster-paced environment quickly is important. Expect to be on your feet for all 8 hours of the workday doing many different tasks throughout your shift. 

Our goal every summer is to hire folks looking for a family-type atmosphere. Since we live and work in the same place, we spend a lot of time together. Being comfortable and mindful of others is essential. Not having cell phone service readily available is unique in today's world. A potential employee will be happier working here if he or she doesn't feel the need to be connected to technology.  

Room and Board

We provide room & board for our employees at no charge. Most of our housing is set up for one person to live in, although two of our available spaces are set up for couples. Our employee housing consists of small, rustic trailers and cabin sheds in our backyard. We have one employee bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower; however, employees are also welcome to use the bathroom and rental showers we provide for our customers. We all share the same kitchen to cook our meals in. Food is provided free of charge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oftentimes, we eat dinner together as a group. Employees are welcome to cook dinner for everyone, but it is not required. 

Employee Perks

Besides getting to live in the heart of the mountains, our employees receive:

  • All meals provided free of charge.
  • Free employee housing. 
  • Discounts on merchandise in our store. 
  • Employees have access to boats and kayaks after work at no cost. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Employees must have their own vehicle! Resort vehicles are not lent out for employees to use in their free time.

Living at the Resort is not required, but there are no other housing options in the canyon. We are located about 35 minutes from Mammoth and 45 minutes from Bishop. There is no public transportation in Rock Creek Canyon. 

For Fun

Summer in the Eastern Sierra is an outdoor lover's dream! The Resort is located within walking distance to two trailheads and is a short 2-mile drive or walk from the popular hiking destination, Little Lakes Valley. Rock Creek Lake is about a 3-minute walk from the Resort and the canyon offers endless backcountry lakes to fish in. If you're into rock climbing, there are multiple spots in Rock Creek Canyon to climb as well as endless options just to the north and south of us. 

There is no light pollution, which makes for extraordinary star gazing and awesome full moon hikes or kayak paddles. Mammoth Lakes, about a 35-minute drive from the Resort, has awesome mountain biking, hiking, hot springs, and more! If checking out National Parks is on your itinerary, Yosemite National Park is a two-hour drive from the Resort and Death Valley National Park is 3 hours away. 

How to Apply

If you're interested in working at Rock Creek Lakes Resort, please email your resume to:

Please visit our website for pictures and more information about the business. Also check out our Facebook page or Instagram account: @rockcreeklakesresort. 

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