CAMP FOUR AND HALF CABIN

Overview

Camp Four and a Half Cabin is located along the King’s River above Pine Flat Reservoir at an elevation of 1,100 feet in the Sequoia National Forest. The cabin sits within the Sequoia National Monument, about 60 miles east of Fresno, California.

The cabin was built in 1957 as a residence and office by Forest Service rangers and their families until the early1980’s. Dedicated volunteers and employees restored the cabin and converted it to an overnight rental for the public.

Recreation

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 three 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 license is required.

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.

Facilities

A generator provides electricity for the cabin equipped with a heater and swamp cooler for temperature control

The two-bedroom, one-bath cabin sleeps six people. There are two twin beds, a queen and a double hide-a-bed, all with pillows. The kitchen has a propane stove and refrigerator, kitchen table and benches and dishes, pots, and pans. The living area offers a couch and reclining chair.

There is a tub/shower combination and toilet in the bathroom. Toilet paper, bath soap and garbage bags are provided.

Outdoors, there are five lawn chairs, a grill and picnic table. There is also room outdoors to pitch tents for additional guests.

Guests should bring linens, towels and all food items.

Natural Features

The cabin is a stone’s throw from the beautiful King’s River. In the spring, the valley is ablaze with wildflowers and high water attracts whitewater boaters. Eligible as a Wild and Scenic River, the Kings River cut the spectacular Kings River Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Nearby Attractions

Pine Flat Dam, Bear Wallow and Granite Dike Trailheads, Kings River National Recreation Trail.From Fresno, California take Highway 180 to Academy Avenue. Turn left (north) and
proceed one mile to the intersection with Belmont Avenue. Turn right
(east) on Belmont. Proceed east on Belmont which turns into Trimmer Springs Road. In about 13 miles you will pass through the tiny
community of Piedra, your last opportunity to purchase supplies and gas.
This store is only open during the day. After about 42 miles you will cross the Kings
River bridge and continue onto paved Forest Service Road 12S01. The road turns to dirt after a mile, and the cabin is located nearly a mile further down 12S01.559-338-2251N