Crab Flats Campground is an off-roaders paradise, with plenty of off-road vehicle trails nearby for both beginner and experienced riders. Its location not only provides plentiful recreation, but also a secluded escape in Southern California's pine-covered mountains.
A variety of hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle trails surround the campground, including the Crab Creek Trail, which provides access to nearby Fisherman's Campground. The scenery along the trail is exceptional.
Other off-road vehicle trails in the area include the 9.7-mile Redonda Ridge Trail, and Holcomb Valley Road, which runs about 26 miles and begins west of the campground. The Crab Flat Loop is also west of the campground.
Green Valley Lake is approximately 6 miles away and offers boating, fishing and swimming opportunities. The 9-acre lake is regularly stocked with a variety of fish.
Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are available in the winter.
This primitive campground offers single-family sites for tents and RVs no longer than 28 feet. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Overflow parking is not available.
The campground is located 8 miles from Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, near the town of Arrowhead. It is accessed by a dirt road that crosses Deep Creek. The campground is situated among tall pine, oak and cedar trees. A variety of birds and wildlife make their home in the area.
The closest communities are Arrowhead and Running Springs.
ADA Access: N
Spent a weekend at crab flats. It s great if you are into off roading, in fact the last 1+ or so leading into the campsite is all dirt rods. Plenty of trails and dirt roads at your OHV disposition. The campsite itself is very basic, there is running water but not potable. Not a lot to do at the site itself, but makes for a chill, low-key visit.
Surrounded by well known offroad trails, Crab Flats is frequented mainly by Jeepers and other offroad enthusiasts. Not the best maintained but there are always spots and it’s relatively private.
when u exit the main road, there a couple miles of rough terrain. I had my 4 Wheel Dr explorer and had a blast going through the stream and across the rocky road. we had the place to ourselves .. midweek luck. I saw no hook-ups ( though tbh I wasn’t looking)- lots of trees for climbing and hiking /exploring opportunities were plentiful!