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Giant Sequoia National Monument, CA
The historic Frog Meadow Guard Station offers a step back in time, with all of the comforts of home prior to the invention of electricity! The guard station was built in the early 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCCs) to provide a residence for Forest Service fire patrolmen stationed in the area. It is located in the Sequoia National Forest at the 7,760 elevation. The cabin is available from June through October, depending on weather.
The cabin is an ideal site if you are looking for solitude, and is also great for stock use, mountain biking, hunting, hiking and more. The sky is so clear at Frog Meadow that bringing a telescope for star gazing is a real treat Nearby Tobias Lookout has incredible views of the surrounding area and is staffed during the summer season.
The cabin does not have electricity. The stove, refrigerator, heater and hot water heater operate on propane. The cabin has one bedroom with two double beds and a rollaway bed; the living room has two futon couches, a folding dining table, chairs and a desk. The cabin sleeps 9, but there is room outside the cabin for tents. The total occupancy limit is 10. The fully equipped kitchen has a propane stove and refrigerator, table and chairs, pots and pans, dishes, glasses and utensils. The bathroom includes a flush toilet, sink and a tub-shower. Outside the cabin are a picnic table and a campfire ring.
Cabin guests should plan to bring flashlights and/or lanterns for lighting; sleeping bags or bedding and pillows, bath towels and personal items. There are no condiments or food items provided, so guests should plan to bring all their supplies. The nearest store is 2 hours away, in Porterville, Ducor, Bakersfield or Kernville. Suggested additional items include toilet paper, paper towels, camp chairs for outside, insect repellent, dish towels, and a camera!
The Frog Meadow Cabin is definitely far from the madding crowd! If you are seeking an off-the beaten path experience – it will be well worth the effort that it takes to get to the cabin. For additional friends and family members who may want to come along, Frog Meadow Campground is ¼ mile away. There are 10 sites that are on a first come – first served basis.
Frog Meadow Guard Station is located 2 hours North East of Bakersfield, or 2 hours South East of Porterville. Take Highway 65 either from Bakersfield or Porterville to Highway 155 and travel east to the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) to Old Stage Road (M3) to the Sugarloaf Road (M9); right on Forest Road 23S16 through Portuguese Pass to Forest Road 24S50. Turn left on 24S50 (dirt road) and travel approximately 4.3 miles to the intersection with Forest Road 24S86. Turn right and travel approximately ½ mile to the cabin.
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