Ruby Mountains Ranger District
Angel Lake Campground
Due to COVID-19, this campground will not open until May 30. We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but we cannot guarantee our facilities are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
Angel Lake Campground is located next to its beautiful namesake lake at an elevation of 8,400 feet, just 12 miles from Wells, Nevada. Towering 9,000-10,000' glacial cirques surround the lake. Dwarf aspens cover the campground, providing privacy between campsites, although little to no shade. Some sites have lake views. A campground host is onsite. Firewood is available for purchase.
An 11-site day use area is adjacent to the campground on the lakeshore. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
$17 for single site.
$34 for double site.
$6 per extra vehicle
$6 per vehicle for day use at Angel Lake Picnic Area.
$43 day use annual pass
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: Take I-80 to West Wells exit. Turn south on Angel Lake Rd (SR 231) and travel 12 miles to the end of the road. See map below.
Open Dates: Third Friday in June to fourth Monday in September. May open earlier if snow levels permit.
Amenities: This campground provides vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service. Each site contains a picnic table, fire ring, and grill.
Nearby: Angel Lake offers great canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Greys Lake Trail, a 4.75-mile roundtrip path to a hidden alpine lake, begins at the campground entrance. Bighorn sheep, mountain goats, birds of prey, and deer frequent the area, making wildlife-watching a popular activity.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Ruby Mountains Ranger District.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.