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.

POSO GUARD STATION CABIN, CA

The Poso Guard Station Cabin is situated on a mountain top in the Giant Sequoia National Monument in the Sequoia National Forest. Perched at an altitude of 4,480 feet, the cabin is only an hour from Bakersfield, California. The cabin has expansive views of the San Joaquin Valley and...
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Know Before You Go
  • There is no caretaker on-site; guests must confirm the cabin's lock's combination before arrival by calling 559-539-3004
  • Guests should contact the Ranger District before arrival to confirm that there are no conditions, such as fire or weather, that might affect their visit
  • Guests should bring flashlights and/or lanterns for lighting
  • The weather can change suddenly; visitors should be prepared for a wide variety of weather, from hot to cold
  • Guest must leave the cabin in clean condition and pack out all trash and recyclables
  • This is bear country, visitors should take take precautions; learn more here
  • Learn more about the the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument
  • 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.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    Overview

    Overview

    The Poso Guard Station Cabin is situated on a mountain top in the Giant Sequoia National Monument in the Sequoia National Forest. Perched at an altitude of 4,480 feet, the cabin is only an hour from Bakersfield, California. The cabin has expansive views of the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding mountains, including Tobias Peak, and is a great base for a forest getaway.

    Poso Station Cabin was constructed in 1933 near the small town of Posey to provide a residence for fire patrolmen stationed in that area. The exterior is constructed of board and batten-style paneling nailed to a standard wooden frame. The interior has been modified with paneling, modern sliding glass windows and modern counter tops in food preparation area.

    Natural Features:

    The cabin is situated amidst pines and oaks and has views of the Greenhorn Mountains, which are part of the Sierra Nevada range.

    The cabin also has views of Tobias Peak, site of a 8,300-foot-elevation lookout tower.

    There are deer and cattle in the area, as well as raptors such as Golden Eagles and an occasional condor.

    Temperatures range from the 20s in the winter to the high 90s in the summer. The weather can change suddenly, so guests need to be prepared with warm clothing.

    Recreation:

    In the summer, hiking, fishing, biking and horseback riding are popular options. Skiing and snowmobiling are popular in the winter. Stargazing is enjoyable year-round.

    During the summer, The Tobias Fire Lookout and the Trail of 100 Giants, both an hour drive from the cabin, make a nice outing.

    Facilities:

    The one-story, one-bedroom cabin sleeps five and offers electricity, hot and cold running water and a furnace for fall and winter seasons. The bedroom contains a queen-size bed and a twin bed. The living room has a double hide-a-bed couch that sleeps two.

    The kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, dishes and utensils and a small table. There is a a bathroom with a flush toilet and a tub-shower.

    A picnic table and campfire ring sit outside. There is also room outdoors for cots and tents, and space to accommodate a motor home, although there are no hookups available.

    Guests should plan to bring 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 and dish towels.

    Booking Window
    Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 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 Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Campfire Rings
    • Cooking Pots
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Flush Toilets
    • Grills
    • Kitchen
    • Picnic Area
    • Showers
    • Stargazing
    • Stove
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Biking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • 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
    Jan 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $160.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $160.00

    *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):
    35.8075, -118.64333
    35°48'27"N, 118°38'36"W

    From Bakersfield, California, take Highway 65 north to Highway 155. Turn east on 155 and continue to the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) 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.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    POSO GUARD STATION CABIN

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)539-5230