Angel Lake

Waterfall at Angel Lake

Waterfall at Angel Lake

13 miles from Wells, NV. Take Humboldt Avenue south, turn right at the Angel Lake sign (just south of I-80), follow road to Angel Lake. Picnic tables and restrooms available.

Angel Lake Recreation Area consists of a 26 single-family unit campground, an 11-unit picnic area, and the trailhead for the Grays Lake trail. All of these areas are located in “snow bank” aspen at about 8,500 feet. The lake is stocked by the Nevada Division of Wildlife and is a popular fishing spot. Occasionally, mountain goats and bighorn sheep can be seen near the lake. Because of its elevation, this area is popular during the summer when valley temperatures rise.

Scenic Angel Lake

Scenic Angel Lake

On the way to Angel Lake is Angel Creek Campground and picnic area. This recreation site is located in a mature grove of aspen and looks down upon the sagebrush/grass valley floor. The campground consists of 18 single-family campsites and a group picnic area. Angel Lake Recreation Area consists of a 26 single-family unit campground, an 11-unit picnic area, and the trailhead for the Grays Lake trail. All of these areas are located in “snow bank” aspen at about 8,500 feet. The lake is stocked by the Nevada Division of Wildlife and is a popular fishing spot. Occasionally, mountain goats and bighorn sheep can be seen near the lake. Because of its elevation, this area is popular during the summer when valley temperatures rise.

Both Angel Creek and Angel Lake campground have some sites reservable through the National Recreation Reservation System (1-800-280-CAMP).

At the bottom of the access to Angel Lake is the Angel Lake RV park. For more information visit their website at Angel Lake RV Park (www.AngelLakeRV.com).

Between Angel Creek and Angel Lake is the Winchell Lake Trail head, a 5-mile contouring hike to Winchell Lake and into the East Humboldt Wilderness.

The road beyond Angel Creek (about 8 miles from Wells) is steep and winding and is not recommended for vehicles pulling trailers or heavy motor homes. The upper Angel Lake road (beyond Angel Creek) closes from the end of October through Memorial Day weekend.

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