Ruby Mountains Ranger District
Angel Lake Campground
As of 2023, Scenic Canyons no longer operates this campground, and this page will not be updated. For up to date information, please visit the Forest Service website.
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.
$18 for single site.
$36 for double site.
$7 per extra vehicle
$7 per vehicle for day use at Angel Lake Picnic Area.
$47 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 and potable water. No garbage service is available - if you pack it in, please pack it out. 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.