Ross Lake Resort Job Opportunities 

* Please note that due to COVID we are following all regulations put in place by the Department of Interior. Housing arrangements may look different than described below. 

Ross Lake Resort is always looking for rockstars to join our team. We are a small remote fishing resort floating in the North Cascades National Park/Recreation Area. Our business consists of 15 rental cabins and a fleet of rental equipment including motorboats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. We are here to help the public enjoy the National Park and its backcountry as much as we do!

We are looking to hire individuals who are well motivated, quick to learn, and can easily get along with others. Our lifestyle here is very secluded. There is no road access to the lake so our employees hike in and out for their workweek. Employees stay on-site five days a week and have a two-day weekend (not necessarily weekend days) to go out and get shopping items and enjoy personal time. Because there is no store nearby, everyone brings in all their own groceries and any supplies that are needed for their workdays. The crew quarters have a girl’s side and a guy’s side with separate bathrooms, bunk bed style sleeping arrangements, and a shared living/kitchen/utility space in the middle. 

The positions are full-time (40 hours a week). Pay starts at Washington State minimum wage plus tips. Increases are dependent on position and experience. Our season runs from mid-June to October 31st, and we keep most of our staff on into November to get everything closed up. 



Housekeeping involves making beds, cleaning kitchens (sanitizing refrigerators, counters, washing dishes, etc.), bathrooms, and the main rooms of our cabins. Additional responsibilities include tending to our guests, laundry, basic inventory skills, and a high volume of customer interactions. Excellent customer service skills required. 


Deckhand/Truck Driver 

Being a deckhand entails issuing watercraft rentals to guests, servicing, washing, and maintaining all watercraft equipment, and other general resort maintenance needed. 


Being a truck driver entails transporting people, gear, and personal watercraft vessels for an 8-hr shift between Diablo and Ross Lake in our 16 ft flatbed truck. This is a physical role and requires the ability to lift 60 pounds, in addition to load kayaks, canoes, and gear that can weigh up to 100 pounds with assistance. 


Office Staff 

Being a member of our office staff entails answering phone calls/emails, checking guests in/out, scheduling reservations for resort stay, equipment rentals, and water taxi services, attending to guest needs, and answering questions about Ross Lake/National Park.


Employees get perks such as free equipment usage during non-booked days, free housing, and beautiful views! Do you have reliable transportation? Are you available for our entire season? We'd love to talk to YOU!


We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and if you are interested in a position submit a cover letter and resume below.

Boat Captain

Must have a valid US Coast Guard OUPV (six-pack) License and must be at least 18 years of age. We offer a water taxi service to transport guests and gear to and from the resort as well as to the hiking trails and campsites up the 21 miles of Ross Lake. This position is also required to help with all other resort duties when not driving boats such as but are not limited to the issuance of rental equipment, cleaning/maintenance of boats, general dock duties, guest assistance, truck driving for portages, and guest needs. The Captain's schedule can either be 5 days a week working 8-hour shifts or 4 days a week working 10-hour shifts. There is a possibility of overtime in this position. A schedule will be discussed at the time of interviews and decided at the time of hire.


Thank you for your interest in employment at Ross Lake Resort!