Angel Creek Campground is known for beautiful views of mature aspens, the East Humboldt Mountain Range, and its proximity to Angel Lake. In warmer months, wildflowers decorate the region, and the bubbling Angel Creek flows gently through the campground, fostering no better backdrop for your Rubies Route discoveries.
Activities Near Angel Creek Campground
Thanks to Angel Creek Campground’s quick and easy access to Angel Lake (about 4 miles up the mountain), visitors and locals alike gear up for water activities like fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. If you’re looking to stay on land, this rugged range promises access to incredible hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails including access to Winchell Lake.
The best time to fish Angel Lake is in July, following spring run-off, through October. Cast from the shoreline, or use float tubes to fish for rainbow, brook, and tiger trout stocked by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Even if you think you aren’t going to do much fishing on your trip, the flowing creeks and alpine lakes in this section of northeastern Nevada have a way of calling you, so be sure to get yourself legal with a Nevada Fishing License.
While you’re here, be sure to keep an eye out for some of Nevada’s big game animals, who take refuge in the surrounding mountains. If you plan to camp overnight, listen carefully and you may just hear the sound of hooves on the cirque formations surrounding the lake. Bighorn sheep and mountain goats nimbly cling to these sheer walls, making for once-in-a-lifetime memories for the whole fam. Keep your binoculars and camera handy, and keep an eye out for a variety of songbirds like the mountain bluebird, grouse, and chukar, too.
Angel Creek Campground Amenities
Angel Creek Campground includes a handful of convenient amenities like picnic tables, barbeque grills, vault toilets, and drinking water for visitors. There are a total of 18 single-family camp spots that accommodate tents, RVs, or trailers, and the area also features a tent-only group camping area that holds up to 30 people. There are a few spaces for RVs and camping trailers with accommodation for vehicles up to 35 feet. Most tent camping sites also include tent pads.
Each campsite at Angel Creek Campground has a paved parking spot and a fire ring (please always check for any current fire restrictions in the area before burning anything). Firewood is available for purchase with the Angel Creek Campground camp host.
Know Before You Go
Angel Creek Campground is located about 12 miles outside of Wells, Nevada. Turn south on Angel Lake Road (State Route 231) outside of Wells. The campground is set at an elevation of 6,200 feet in the foothills of the East Humboldt Mountain Range, but the way is almost entirely paved, so no need for a high clearance vehicle or 4WD. Angel Lake Road is not maintained during the winter months, and is extremely dangerous to drive when covered in snow and ice. For the most current info on road conditions, get in touch with the Wells USFS Office at (775) 752-3357.
Angel Lake Campground is generally open June through October each year, when seasonal snow has disappeared and the road is clear to access. The Angel Creek Campground (and road leading to it) is closed during the winter. For the most current info on access, get in touch with the Wells USFS Office at (775) 752-3357.
Angel Creek Campground fees are $18 for a single campsite, and $36 for a double campsite. Angel Creek Campground offers first come, first served access, but guarantees your spot by making advanced reservations on recreation.gov.