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Attention: Fire Permits may be needed for any propane cooking equipment or propane lanterns. Please contact http://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia for permit information.
MOUNTAIN HOME GUARD STATION CABIN, CA
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 26 2014 Season Dates
OverviewThe Mountain Home Guard Station sits in a cluster of firs, pines and Giant Sequoia in the Sequoia National Monument in the Sequoia National Forest at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The cabin is a two-hour drive from Bakersfield, California.
The Guard Station was built in the early 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCCs) as a residence for Forest Service fire patrolmen stationed in the area.The exterior is constructed of redwood board over diagonal sheeting nailed to a standard wooden frame. The cabin still has many original features, including kitchen cabinets and wood floors.
The cabin offers many amenities, including water and propane-powered appliances, but it does not have electricity; guests must bring their own flashlights and lamps.
The nearest store is one hour away, in Springsville, so guests must plan accordingly for their stay.
The cabin is situated in the Sequoia National Monument, home to the world's largest tree, the Giant Sequoia.
There are numerous recreational options, including horseback riding from the nearby Balch Park Pack Station, hunting, mountain biking and hiking.
The one-story, one-bedroom cabin measures 900 square feet. It does not have electricity but has propane-powered heat, water heater and appliances. The cabin sleeps six, but there is room outside the cabin for tents, bringing the maximum occupancy to 10. The bedroom has a queen bed, a twin bed and a roll-away bed. There are two twin beds in the living room that also serve as couches.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
To reach the cabin from Porterville, take Highway 190 East to Springville. Turn left onto the Balch Park Road at the east end of Springville. You can either stay on this road all the way to the Cabin, or you can also take the Bear Creek Road, approximately 4 miles from the Highway 190 turn off. When the Bear Creek Road intersects with the Balch Park Road, turn left. Driving time from Springville on either route will take approximately an hour.
Mailing Address:MOUNTAIN HOME GUARD STATION CABIN
SPRINGVILLE, CA CA
Phone Number:Information: (559)539-5230