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Angel Lake Nevada

Angel Lake Nevada

Angel Lake Overview


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Named after Warren M. Angel, Angel Lake is a popular recreation site in the East Humboldts.

Containing 26-site campground, and 11-site picnic areas right off of the water. The lake itself is perfect for fishing canoeing. Containing trails leading to smaller more remote trails such as Greys Lake. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and containing a well-kept campground it is hard to beat camping at this pristine lake.

How to Get to Angel Lake

Angel Lake is located outside of Wells, Nevada in Elko County.
WELLS, NV 89835
Getting there:
From Wells, take State Route 231 south 12 miles. This paved road will lead directly to the Angel Lake Recreation area.


  • $17/Night for standard and non-electrical RV sites
  • $34/Night Non Electrical double site
  • $5/Night for extra vehicle
  • $5/for day use

Weather at Angel Lake


37° / 19°


37° / 19°


43° / 23°


47° / 28°


54° / 37°


65° / 42°


75° / 50°


73° / 48°


65° / 41°


52° / 33°


41° / 23°


35° / 17°

The weather at Angel Lake is PERFECT during the summer months with an average temperature of the mid-’80s and a low in the ’40s.

Angel Lake Trails

Grey’s Lake Trail is a 4.75-mile round trip path to a hidden lake, It begins at the campground entrance you can take this trail and find Greys Lake an often uncrowded area to enjoy the forest.

Restrooms at Angel Lake

Angel Lake Campgrounds have vault toilets for visitor use.

Boat Info

Non-Motorized boats and canoes are allowed on the lake for enthusiasts and anglers alike!

Fishing at Angel Lake

Angel Lake is a natural, high-elevation, alpine lake that was modified to provide irrigation storage. Lake depth is 35 ft maximum, the surface area is 13 surface acres. The entire parameter of the lake is fishable, however, the east side near the dam is the easiest access.

Angel Lake has a naturally reproducing population of Brook Trout, however, it is stocked by the Nevada Department of Wildlife to keep up with demand.

Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout
Tiger Trout


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 available for visitors. And Firewood is available at the campground. A day-use picnic area is also available along the lakeshore.

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free at 1-877-444-6777 or online at
Fees are $17/Night for a single unit and $34/Night for a double unit $5/Night for an extra vehicle. $5 for day use.

Open Season:

June 19 – September 20


  • $17 per night for a single unit
  • $34 per night for a double unit
  • $5 charge for an extra vehicle
  • $5 charge for day use

Drones at Angel Lake

Drones appear to be allowed at Angel Lake however be sure to always follow rules set by USDA Forest Service before flying in a national forest 

First Aid

While Angel Lake often has many campers and boaters in the area it’s always important to be prepared for your own safety check out our First Aid Kit Guide to make sure you are prepared.


There are many types of wildlife that call Angel Lake home. Be sure to keep an eye out for Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Deer, and a variety of Bird of Prey!

Picnics at Angel Lake

Many day-use Picnic areas are found at Angel Lake so you and your loved ones can enjoy themselves without having to stay the night at the lake.

Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring.

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