Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA

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45096 Old stage Road
Posey, CA 93260

NOTE: This is the address of the gated entrance. The FS road into the cabin is just a “driveway” as far as Tulare County is concerned.

Poso Guard Station CabinCome to the Poso Station Cabin – where you can experience camping with a view! The unique cabin is available for over-night rental on a year-round basis. Poso Station Cabin was constructed in 1933 near the small town of Posey to provide a residence for fire patrolmen stationed in the area.

Poso Station Cabin is located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, in the Sequoia National Forest. The expansive views of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountains are impressive and visitors can also enjoy a full view of the night sky. Bring a telescope for the stars and binoculars to view the wildlife. Nearby activities include hiking, mountain biking, hunting, and more.

The cabin has electricity, hot and cold running water, and a furnace for fall and winter seasons. It has one bedroom - equipped with aPoso Guard Station queen and a twin bed. The living room has a double hide-a-bed couch that sleeps 2. There is ample room for cots and tents outside, and space to accommodate a motor home, although there are no hookups available. It also has a fully equipped kitchen including a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, and a small table. It has a bathroom with a flush toilet and a tub-shower. Outside the cabin are a picnic table and a campfire ring. Cabin users should provide: linens, pillows, blankets, towels, toiletries, food, and trash bags. Suggested additional items include toilet paper, paper towels, camp chairs, wood for the outside fire ring, insect repellent, dish towels, and a amera!

Comfortable is the word that describes this cabin, which is located at the 4,500 foot elevation. Temperatures range from the 20’s in the winter to the high 90’s in the summer. The weather can change suddenly, so visitors need to be prepared with warm clothing. In winter, the short drive up to the cabin may not be possible without tire chains.

Poso Station Cabin is truly a peaceful and quiet reprieve, and is perfect for friends and families to gather and enjoy the great outdoors.


The cabin is 40 miles northeast of Bakersfield and 45 miles southeast of Porterville (approximately a 1 hour drive from either location).

From Bakersfield, take Highway 65 north to Highway 155. Turn east on 155 and continue to the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) on the Jack Ranch Road and travel to the Old Stage Road (M3). Travel through the Balance Rock settlement until you come to a 4-way intersection. The driveway to Poso Cabin is a hard turn back to the left.

From Porterville, travel south on Highway 65 to Ducor. Turn left (east) on Avenue 56 to Fountain Springs. At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Old Stage Road. Travel southeast to the intersection with the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) on M3. Travel through the Balance Rock settlement until you come to a 4-way intersection. The driveway to Poso Cabin is a hard turn back to the left.

Services & Amenities
Within 1 Hour:

  • Fishing Supplies
  • Gasoline
  • Restaurant/Bar
  • Store
  • Telephone

Other (at the Cabin):

  • Beds
  • Fire Ring
  • Flush Toilet
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic Table
  • Shower
  • Stove
  • Water (hot and cold)


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lookout (Tobias Peak)
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Streams
  • Wildlife Viewing