Frog Meadow Recreation Rental Cabin

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located near Tobias Lookout, 2 hrs. from Bakersfield or Porterville, 1 hr. from Lake Isabella area.  Elevation:  7760’

Cabins are all located on the Sequoia National Forest, and are either in the Giant Sequoia National Monument or adjacent to it.  Big Meadows, Mtn. Home and Frog Mdw. are open mid-May to mid-November only, dependent on weather conditions.

  • Cabins all have indoor bathrooms complete with tub/shower, sink and toilet.
  • Cabins are furnished with couches, tables and chairs, beds, mattresses.
  • Kitchens are complete with dishes, glasses, tableware, pots and pans.
  • Cook stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and room heaters are operated either by electricity or propane.  Big Mdw. also has a wood burning stove for heat.
  • All have outdoor BBQ/Fire rings, and picnic tables.  Wood may not be available. 
  • YOU WILL NEED TO BRING your own bedding, bath towels, and food, including salt and pepper.

***NOTE:  There is NO ELECTRICITY at Mtn. Home or Frog Mdw.  You will need to furnish your own battery or propane operated lanterns for light after dark.

Reservations are accepted UP TO 6 months in advance, and are highly recommended.

Cabins rent from $90.00 to $160.00+ per night.  Week-end two night stay may be required in heavy use season.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather dependent - Western Divide Ranger District
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
Fees $130/Night for single unit
Open Season: May 15 - Nov 15
Usage: Light
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions: Frog Meadow Guard Station is located 2 hours North East of Bakersfield, or 2 hours South East of Porterville. Take Highway 65 either from Bakersfield or Porterville to Highway 155 and travel east to the Jack Ranch Road. Turn left (north) to Old Stage Road (M3) to the Sugarloaf Road (M9); right on Forest Road 23S16 through Portuguese Pass to Forest Road 24S50. Turn left on 24S50 (dirt road) and travel approximately 4.3 miles to the intersection with Forest Road 24S86. Turn right and travel approximately half a mile to the cabin.

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