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Angel Lake Campground and Picnic Area

Ruby Mountains Ranger District

    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.

    This campground provides vault toilets, potable water, and garbage service. Each site contains a picnic table, fire ring, and grill; 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.

    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.

    $17 for a single site.
    $34 for a double site.
    $6 for each extra vehicle
    $6/vehicle for day use at Angel Creek Picnic Area.
    $43 annual pass at Angel Creek Picnic Area.

Reservations: Campsites can be reserved at

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.

Amenities: Vault toilets, drinking water, garbage service.

Nearby: Canoeing at Angel Lake, fishing there and in Angel Creek, hiking, horseback riding and birdwatching.

For more information, see the Forest Service website.