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Crab Cooker Hotsprings - Dispersed Camping

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Located near Mammoth Lakes, Crab Cooker Hot Springs is one of several hot water springs in the area that are suitable for soaking in. The pool consists of a manmade cement tub with water piped in from a mineral spring about 30 feet away. Though the water at the source is too hot to bathe in, or…

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  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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  • Dispersed
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  • Pets
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9 Reviews of Crab Cooker Hotsprings - Dispersed Camping

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2022

Absolute bliss

Decided to camp out for a couple days after work, didn’t get there til 3am and apparently missed a huge rainstorm by a couple hours. Needless to say we had the hot springs to ourselves the majority of the trip, parking at the edge of the dirt road with only one other car in sight , which I was told…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Dana W.
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2021

Great spot!

I camped here in October and there was only a small handful of people here. Nice open area with views of the mountains. Watch out if it's windy because there isn't much covering.

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Amazing views

I went here solo camping with my dog in may 2021. Great little spot. Pretty busy on the weekends though. It was also crazy windy which I think cooled off the hot spring a bit.

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Month of VisitJune


Crab Cooker Hotsprings - Dispersed Camping is located in California


The Crab Cooker hot springs are found off of Benton Crossing Road off of Hwy 395 (easy to find as the turnoff to Benton Crossing is marked by an iconic green church.) After turning onto Benton Crossing Road, pass the 3rd cattle gate, and then take a left on the next dirt road. At the end of this road you’ll find a parking area and then a .2 mile path to the hot spring. The dirt road to the hot spring is pretty rough and so a 4WD vehicle is definitely recommended, or in the least a car with high clearance.


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118.8001536 W

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