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Angel Lake Campground

NF-098 / Angel Lake Rd., Wells, Nevada 89835 USA

  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public
    Restrooms
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“Sitting at 8,400 ft elevation”

Elevation 8,500 feet. 26 camping sites, including 1 double site, and 11 day use picnic sites in subalpine dwarf aspen forest area. The campground is next to Angel Lake, and flanked by glacial cirques. Non motorized boating (canoeing) in Angel Lake, and fishing for rainbow, brook, and tiger trout. The Smith Lake Trailhead accesses the northern part of the East Humboldt Wilderness from campground, and another trailhead from just southeast of the campground heads south, to Winchell Lake. Wilderness trails are for hiking or horseback riding only. Wildlife includes bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. Route is Angel Lake Road State Scenic Byway. The campground offers single and double campsites, some of which have lake views. Each site contains a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are also provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the campground host. A day-use picnic area is adjacent to the campground, along the lakeshore.

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Reviewed by
JeanKHanks

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
July 24, 2019
Rated 5.0

Such a surprise!! The waterfall and overall grounds are just stunning. We were so sad we made this just a stopover and wished we could’ve stayed longer. A must see! We stayed in spot #7 with our RV and it was definitely the best spot to park. Overlooked everything, direct access to the trails (and close to a bathroom).

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Reviewed by
dekew

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
June 21, 2014

One of the scariest drives for one of the most beautiful campsites we've ever stayed in. Only a few sites here and most are small and/or reserved. We found one of the last long sites available (we just fit with out unhitching our 27' airstream from our 23' truck) and it was a future reservation, so we could only stay one night. Book ahead, stay a couple nights, and take your time up and down the mountain!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kirabira

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 17, 2020
Rated 5.0

Incredibly beautiful and a true oasis. After driving east for 8 hours, many of them across hot, flat, brown and yellow Nevada, to get to spend the night in this cool green quiet bowl was truly magic. Campsites are really well spaced so very minimal noise from campsite neighbors. Communal taps aren’t available right now because of Covid, so definitely bring your own water.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
atchamomie

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 05, 2018
Rated 5.0

Beautiful. Just a short trip from the highway on a windy, two lane road, you find yourself surrounded by gorgeous hills with the small, no-frills campsite tucked inside. Get up early to see the sunrise hit the horizon and you won't be disappointed.

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DawnBrandtSchricke

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September 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful campsite. Clean, quiet, surrounded by rolling hills.

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Reviewed by
Everlong Journey

  • 7 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

Wow! Amazing campground! The drive up is not for the faint of heart. :) Pads are not very level, no hookups and the sites are also generally for smaller rigs or tent sites. However, sites are very private and have an amazing view of the mountain peaks above the lake.

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Everlong Journey

  • 7 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
August 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

Wow! Amazing campground! The drive up is not for the faint of heart. :) Pads are not very level, no hookups and the sites are also generally for smaller rigs or tent sites. However, sites are very private and have an amazing view of the mountain peaks above the lake.

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100ideas

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July 13, 2016

Here you can find somewhat up-to-date "Recreation Conditions Reports" for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest parks in Nevada, including Angel Lake Campground (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/htnf/recarea/?recid=65736) and Scenic Byway (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/htnf/recarea/?recid=66132), as well as alternative sites.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/htnf/recreation

Does anyone know if dogs are allowed in the National Forest Campgrounds or Unimproved/Backcountry camping?

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Angel Lake Campground

NF-098 / Angel Lake Rd.
Wells, Nevada
89835 USA

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
National forest
Max Length
30 ft
Max Stay
14
Season End
Sept.
Season Start
June
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Tent Sites
  • Potable Water
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Water Hookup
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