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Attention: The park had run out of water in the last two summers due to drought in California. This year could have another dry summer.
BIG MEADOWS CABIN, CA
part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri Jun 19 2015 Season Dates
OverviewBig Meadows Guard Station is located 75 miles east of Fresno, California, in the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument. The cabin sits at an elevation of 7,600 feet and has views of the meadow and surrounding mountains.
The cabin was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a residence for Forest Service fire patrol men. The exterior is constructed of redwood board over diagonal sheeting nailed to a standard wooden frame.
It was used as a guard station between the 1960s and the 1980s and was restored in 2001. It has its original cabinets and features historical photographs.
The cabin sits across the street from Big Meadows, an open meadow that is surrounded by a variety of pines, including Lodgepole, Jeffery and red fir. A creek runs through the meadow.
Hiking into the Jennie Lakes Wilderness and fly fishing in Big Meadows Creek are popular options.
The one-story cabin measures 900 square feet and consists of one bedroom, one bathroom, a living room and a kitchen with a service porch. The original cabinets, living room and bedroom flooring and bath fixtures remain.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Highway 180 east to the Kings Canyon National Park entrance, where you will be required to purchase a forest/park permit. After entering the park, continue 2 miles to the park Wye. At the Wye, turn right as though you were going to Sequoia National Park and continue on the General's Highway approximately 6 miles to the turn off to Big Meadows. The Big Meadows Road (Forest Road 14S11) is located on the left-hand side of the road. Follow this road approximately 4 miles, where you will find the Guard Station on the left side of the road. Please refer to the small scale map, or contact the Hume Lake District office for more specific directions.
Mailing Address:BIG MEADOWS CABIN
35860 KINGS CANYON RD
DUNLAP CA 93621
Phone Number:Information: (559)338-2251