Saturday, March 07, 2009

Frog Meadow Guard Station

Frog Meadow Guard Station
If your looking for an off the beaten path camping experience Frog Meadow Guard Station is the place for you. The station is located near Tobias Peak and is available for overnight rental from June 1 to November 15.

Cabin History: Frog Meadow Guard Station was constructed between 1933 and 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC) to provide a residence for Forest Service fire patrolmen stationed in that area. In the early 1980's, the Forest Service no longer needed the use of the cabin, and it was closed until just recently. The cabin is 900 square feet, single story and consists of 1 bedroom with a closet, 1 bathroom, a living room and a kitchen with a service porch. The original cabinets, walls and bath fixtures remain, although the floor was covered with new vinyl tile recently. The exterior is constructed of redwood board over 1 X 8 diagonal sheeting nailed to a standard wooden frame.

This is one camp that you should reserve early. There is a 4 day minimum booking window. There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekends, and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. This rental does not honor Golden Passport or America the Beautiful Pass discounts. Persons holding the reservations must accompany the group and be at least 18 years of age. Reservations can be made through Reserve America.

Getting There: Frog Meadow Guard Station is located 2 hours NE of Bakersfield, or 2 hours SE of Porterville, taking Hwy 65 either from Bakersfield or Porterville to Hwy 155, and travel EAST, and can also be reached just 1 hour NW from Lake Isabella. Please contact the Tule River District office for more complete directions.