Attention: Due to severe drought conditions, water conservations measures are in effect at this facility. The showers are closed and the number of operating water faucets has been reduced. Please use water wisely -- no bathing or dish washing at the faucets. Potable water may not be available due to severe drought conditions.


Frog Meadow Guard Station sits at a meadow's edge at an elevation of 7,760 feet in the heart of the the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. The cabin is two hours northeast of Bakersfield, California. It was constructed in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation...
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  • There is no electricity; guests must bring flashlights and lanterns
  • Guests must provide their own sleeping bags and/or linens and pillows
  • Guest must bring trash bags and pack out all trash
  • Confirm the cabin combinations before arrival by calling 559-539-3004
  • Contact the Ranger District before arrival to confirm that there are no conditions, such as fire or weather, that might affect your visit
  • Elevation can pose a hazard; learn more about the high altitude illness
  • This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, A Division of California Land Management, and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website
  • Click here for more info about the Sequoia National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
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    Frog Meadow Guard Station sits at a meadow's edge at an elevation of 7,760 feet in the heart of the the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. The cabin is two hours northeast of Bakersfield, California. It was constructed in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a residence for Forest Service fire patrolmen stationed in the area.

    The cabin sleeps ten. For larger groups, Frog Meadow Campground is a quarter-mile away and has ten sites that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Natural Features:

    The cabin is situated among firs and pines overlooking the meadow. Cattle or deer can often be seen grazing in the field in the early morning and evening hours.

    The lookout tower at nearby Tobias Peak, elevation 8,300 feet, has views of Mt. Whitney, the Golden Trout Wilderness and the Great Western Divide. The tower is a great spot for bird watching, and goshawks, golden eagles, red tail hawks, sparrow hawks, turkey vultures and the occasional condor can be seen.


    Visitors enjoy hiking and biking on nearby trails, wildlife viewing, stargazing and picnicking.


    This one-bedroom, one story cabin sleeps a maximum of ten guests. It does not have electricity, so visitors should bring flashlights and lamps. Appliances, including the stove, refrigerator, heater and hot water, run on propane.

    The bedroom contains two double beds and a roll-away bed, all with mattresses. The living area has two double-size futon couches as well as a folding dining table, chairs and a desk. The fully-equipped kitchen has table and chairs, pots and pans, dishes, glasses and utensils.

    A flush toilet, sink and tub-shower are provided in the bathroom.

    Booking Window
    Fri Oct 24 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri Jun 26 2015 Thu Sep 24 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Bed(s) With Mattress
    • Broom & Dust Pan
    • Bucket & Shovel
    • Campfire Ring
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Futon(s)
    • Kitchen
    • Picnic Area
    • Propane Stove
    • Showers
    • Water
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Stargazing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Jun 26 2015 -
    Sep 24 2015

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.87389, -118.56861
    35°52'26"N, 118°34'7"W

    From Bakersfield or Porterville take Highway 65 to Highway 155 and travel east to the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) on Old Stage Road (M3) and travel to the Sugarloaf Road (M9). Turn right on Forest Road 23S16 and continue through Portuguese Pass to Forest Road 24S50. Turn left on 24S50 and travel approximately 4.3 miles to the intersection with Forest Road 24S86. Turn right and travel approximately one-half mile to the cabin.
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    Information:  (559)539-5230