Big 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. Guests will be required to purchase a forest/park permit at the entry of the Kings Canyon National Forest Guests may purchase a 7-day pass for $20 or an annual pass for $30 The cabin is locked with a combination lock. Guests should call 559-338-2251 five days prior to their arrival for the combination Guest must bring their own linens and/or sleeping bags and pillows. Out-of-state or out-of-country guests call 559-338-2251 to make special arrangements The cabin sleeps six, and up to two more can tent camp outside No pets are allowed on the premises There is parking for one RV; no additional RVs may be parked at the cabin. This cabin is not intended to be used by large groups, or as a base camp for reunions, meetings, or wedding receptions Guests should contact the Ranger District before arrival to confirm that there are no conditions, such as fire or weather, that might affect their visit This is bear country; food should be stored properly; (the Sequoia National Forest and 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.