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CRAB FLATS, CA

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.The campground...
Status: Open through Sat Nov 01 2014   Season Dates

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  • Driving Alert: Access to the campground is through a 12' wide and 2' deep stream. High-clearance vehicles are recommended
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food and garbage
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mountain Top Recreation will be assessing a $5 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.
  • Portions of the access road to the campground are washed out and may be impassable for large RVs or trailers
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino National Forest


Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures, contact the forest supervisor's office at (909)382-2600.
  • 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.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

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.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

The closest communities are Arrowhead and Running Springs.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 05 2014 - Mon Mar 02 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 09 2014 Sat Nov 01 2014
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sat Oct 24 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 09 2014 -
Nov 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$22.00
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Oct 24 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.26167, -117.08333
34°15'42"N, 117°5'0"W

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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CRAB FLATS
SAN BERNARDINO
  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (909)867-2165