Poso Guard Station Cabin-Giant Sequoia National Monument

Poso Guard Station Cabin offers visitors cabin-camping with a view of towering pines and oaks in the southern Sierra Nevada.  This historical cabin is located near the town of Posey, and is only an hour drive from Bakersfield or Porterville.  At an elevation of approximately 4,480 feet, it provides clear skies and solitude for recreational visitors.

The cabin was constructed in 1933 to provide residence for Forest Service Personnel stationed in the area.  In the 1980s the cabin was abandoned and remained that way, until recently. The cabin offers all the comforts of home, including electricity. It also features amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with a tub-shower and flush toilet.

Nearby points of interest include the Tobias Fire Lookout and the Trail of 100 Giants.  Both are within an hour from the cabin, and only open during the summertime. Nearby summer activities include hiking, fishing, bicycling, sightseeing, and horseback riding.  Summertime stargazing allows visitors to view the constellations Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila, as well as Ursa Minor and Ursa Major.

Winter activities that are within an hour from the cabin include Alta Sierra Ski Resort which allows visitors to enjoy all of their favorite winter sports, and groomed roads for snowmobiles, weather permitting.  Stargazing in the winter allows visitors to view the constellations Pegasus, Cetus and Perseus, as well as Ursa Minor And Ursa Major.

What truly makes this historic cabin unique is the unobstructed 360 degree views it provides of the San Joaquin Valley, Greenhorn Mountains, and Tobias Peak.  One of the favorite pastimes reported by visitors are the beautiful sunsets over the San Joaquin Valley.

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Latitude: 35.8075 Longitude: -118.64333 Elevation: 4607 ft

Number of Camp Sites

1 cabin

Campground Style

Rustic

Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate

9

Nightly Fee

160.00 per night

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

14 days

Direct Link to Reservation Site

www.recreation.gov

Driving Directions

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.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Smoking is not allowed inside the cabin.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed inside the cabin.

Comments

Fantastic views! Wish we could see some updates on the interior.

Dusty, 1/5/2015

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