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part ofSequoia National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Grouse Valley is located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument within Sequoia National Forest. The facility is actually a complex of three cabins, including the Caretakers Cabin, Hillside Cabin and Lakeside Cabin.

The Lakeside Cabin is the largest of the three and can accommodate up to 12 people. Both the Hillside Cabin and the Caretakers Cabin, which is a guesthouse attached to the garage, can accommodate 10 people.

The property is nestled in an open scenic valley, which contains two lakes surrounded by pine and oak trees and a few small fruit and nut orchards. The serenity and open space provided at Upper Grouse presents visitors with a rare opportunity to enjoy the Sequoia National Forest apart from the traditional campground experience.

Natural Features:

The Upper Grouse Valley is located approximately 11 air miles north of Springville, California, at an elevation of around 4,800 feet. Vegetation on the property includes riparian, mixed conifer (ponderosa pine, incense cedar, and white fir), an apple orchard, an almond orchard and other various landscaping plants.

The property includes a lower man-made lake filled with the water from a spring-fed upper man-made lake. Because the cabins are located at an elevation of 4,800 feet, visitors need to be prepared for a variety of weather including warm afternoons, chilly nights and afternoon thunderstorms. It is also not unusual to experience a dusting of snow during the early spring and later fall months.

The lands surrounding the cabins are open to public walk-in access and other visitors may be in the vicinity during your stay.


Visitors are invited to fish, canoe and hike around the lakes on the property. All California Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service regulations apply.

There is a barn, hay shed and horse corrals onsite to accommodate visitors with horses, as well as a pasture located adjacent to the Caretakers Cabin. Visitors are welcome to bring their horses and enjoy riding in the areas around the facility.


The Lakeside Cabin is two-story log cabin, spanning 1,550 square feet with an 8-foot covered deck on three sides. The Hillside Cabin is also a log cabin with 1,400 square feet and an 8-foot deck on three sides. The Caretakers Cabin is attached to the garage and is 1,032 square feet.

All three accommodations include a full kitchen, living and dining areas, full baths (the large house has two full baths) and large areas for bunks/beds. Additional amenities include hot showers, full electricity, laundry facilities, five water wells, underground utilities and grills. If you plan on using the grill on the porch please bring your own charcoal briquettes.

Cabin users should also provide linens, pillows, blankets, towels, toiletries, toilet paper, food and trash bags. Firewood can be purchased from local stores in Springville.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Dishes & Tableware
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Showers
  • Lake
  • Laundry
  • Photography
Know Before You Go
  • Persons holding the reservations must be at least 18 years of age and accompany the group
  • No walk-ins available at this facility
  • The cabin must be vacated in clean condition; this includes the cleaning of all dishes, utensils, floors, and the disposal of trash off site (you must take your trash with you for proper disposal)
  • Pets are not allowed inside the cabin
  • No camping equipment (tents, RV's, motor homes, pop ups, trailers etc.) allowed at the cabins
  • Smoking is prohibited within the cabin; smoking must be within enclosed vehicles or in an area cleared of all flammable materials
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • There is a four vehicle limit on parking at the cabin; RVs not allowed
  • Motorized vehicles are allowed only on the main road; off-road vehicle use at the facility is not permitted in the Sequoia National Monument
  • Click here for more information on the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.30033, -118.81028
36°18'1"N, 118°48'37"W

The county road from Springville to the cabin is narrow with many sharp turns, and vehicles over 22 feet are not advised.

Take Highway 190 east from Porterville to Springville. After passing through Springville, take a left on Balch Park Road. Drive approximately 10.5 miles, then turn left onto Blue Ridge Dr./Co Route 276/Mtn Rd 276. Travel 6 miles to arrive at the Upper Grouse Valley Area on the right.

Go through the gate and close and lock the gate behind you. Travel down the dirt road approximately a mile. The cabins will on your left through another gate, which should also be closed and locked upon entry.

The Caretakers Cabin is located on the left immediately after the second gate. The Hillside Cabin is located on the right immediately after the second gate. The Lakeside Cabin is located at the end of the cabin driveway.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

49629 Blue Ridge Dr.
Springville  CA  93265

Phone Number:

Information:  (559)539-2607
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