Camp 4 1/2 Cabin

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Camp Four and a Half Cabin located along the King's River at an elevation of 1,100 feet in the Sequoia National Forest. The campgrounds sits within the Sequoia National Monument, about 60 miles east of Fresno, California. In the fall and winter the cabin is above the central valley fog, in the spring it is ablaze with wildflowers and wildlife and in the summer it is hot and dry, with the river to cool you off.

The cabin was built in 1957. Until the early 1980s, the cabin was used as a residence and office by various Forest Service rangers and their families. The cabin has been restored to the current condition through the efforts of dedicated volunteers and employees.


At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Usage: Light
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Campfire permits required for campfires, barbeques, and camp stoves.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

Overnight use of the cabin is available for individuals and families up to 8 people. The two-bedroom, one bath cabin has beds for up to 6 people (2 twins, a queen and a double hide-a-bed) and adequate space in the yard to pitch tents. The cabin is equipped with a generator to provide electricity, propane stove, refrigerator, a heater and swamp cooler. It is furnished with a kitchen table and benches, couch, reclining chair, lawn chairs (6), an outdoor barbeque and picnic table. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, pots and pans. There is a a tub/shower combination and toilet in the bathroom. There is NO allowance for additional RV's at the cabin.

This cabin is to be used as a Recreational Rental Cabin for families and friends. It is not intended to be used by large groups, or as a base camp for reunions, meetings or receptions.  This cabin is located in a secluded area next to the lower portion of the Kings River, and is not close to Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Parks. SMOKING is not allowed inside the cabin.  PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES.

River and Stream Fishing

Guests can fish, swim, kayak or white water raft in the Kings's River. The river is swift and cold and can be dangerous at peak flows in April through June but becomes very tranquil in late summer and fall. There are some whitewater rafting companies that provide guided trips on this section of the Kings River from mid April through early July. The section of the Kings River from Garnet Dike to Pine Flat Lake is open to fishing year round with a two fish limit. A fishing permit is required; (clear here for details).

There are trails on both the north and south side of the river for hiking and horseback riding and roads for off-road vehicles.

The area is great for wildlife viewing, bird watching and artistic pursuits such as painting and photography.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1100 ft