Angel Creek, Wells, Nevada

Angel Creek is an oasis a few miles off the Interstate 80 cutting through northern Nevada. After a long drive that is rather barren and hot during summer months, Angel Creek Campground is a lush stay with beautiful views of snowcapped mountains. The drive into camp can be a bit tedious as you are on a road that is travelled only by those going in our out of camp. The paved road gains elevation rapidly at points. If you decide your transmission can handle it, heading up the road further past the campground sign will lead you to Angel Lake. The camp is made up of two different loops, the upper loop being more wooded with Aspens, while the lower loop has a few trees, but is mostly grassy. There are no "bad" spots in this camp, and several spots are first-come-first-served. If you want to enjoy mountain and valley views from your site, the lower loop is the place to settle. In the peak of summer, there is no creek here, but there are a lot of snakes, so be careful. We saw two snakes during our two day stay. There are also cows nearby, wild turkeys which come through camp and lots of birds and bugs. Definitely bring your bug spray! We have visited this camp twice, once in the mid 2000s and again in 2015. In 2015 we noticed that camp had deteriorated a bit. Sites were weedy and much less taken care of than our previous stay. Just up the road is Angel Lake, a beautiful sight and place to camp; our preference.

Good Spots: 17, 18
Poor Spots: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: No


Magical Ms. M said…
Totally helpful while planning my trip to Colorado. Thanks for the notes on specifically good sites.