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About Crab Flats

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.

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

The closest communities are Arrowhead and Running Springs.

ADA Access: N

$23.00 - $33.97
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Crab Flats is located in California
34.2617 N
-117.0833 W
Get Directions
From Running Springs, travel toward Arrowbear, to Green Valley Road. Turn left, drive approximately 4 miles to Crab Flats Campground sign. Turn left and continue about 4 miles to the campground.
3 Reviews of Crab Flats
Great for off roaders

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.

Offroad Hub

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.

First to Review
4x4 campground

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!