Crab Flats Campground
Crab Flats Campground

Crab Flats Campground

Highway 330 is currently closed due to the Manzanita Fire. Please plan on using an alternate route to access the campground.

Effective September 6, 2022, wood or charcoal fires will not be permitted.

  • 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.

    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.

    Features

    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (28 total sites)

    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.

    23 sites are reservable sites with a space length of 15 feet through; there are 5 first-come, first-serve sites.

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    • Water pressure is low in the campground, bring extra water with you.

    • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage.

    • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.

    • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest.

    • 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.

    • This is a dirt road to the campground. The road is rough in some areas. This campground is an OHV destination.