Angel Lake, Wells, Nevada

Angel Lake, just a mile or so further up the mountainside from Angel Creek in Wells, Nevada, is a spectacular campground. We pulled in here during a major thunderstorm and enjoyed a beautiful drive while winding up the mountainside spotting lightning all around us. When we reached the campground, which is a small area nestled into the peak of the mountain, we were stunned by the beauty before us. I immediately thought of Glacier National Park, but on a smaller scale. We drove around the loop and noticed that sites were very narrow and not nearly as long as the reservation system indicated. We reached our reserved site, and sadly, found that it was too narrow due to overgrown, low-lying trees and also far shorter than its advertised 35 feet. We spoke to the camp host and he had no other spots available that we could squeeze into and said that we did reserve one of the largest sites. I was
devastated. The camp host advised that rigs no larger than about 25 feet can stay here. Larger rigs are best suited down at Angel Creek.
We arrived here a few years later in our smaller, 30 footer. Although we fit in our reserved site, leveling was an issue. Be prepared to use leveling blocks under tires. We found an open more level site, site 6, amd took it. A friendly camphost okayed the switch. This is a beautiful area to spend some time.
The campground's nicest feature, a fisherman's paradise, is a Angel Lake, situated just beyond the trees in the bottom of this photo. The small lake is surrounded by the steep walls of the mountain that have been carved out by glaciers, and is a beautiful setting for enjoying a peaceful morning hike, canoe ride, or a picnic. In early summer, snow can still be found around camp and on the granite walls. Picnic tables spot the area for day use. Campsites here have no hookups, offer the amazing view in my post picture, paved pads, concrete picnic table pads and tables, and of course, fire rings. Although the map shows drinking water, during our visit in late June of 2019, there was no water fill available. There is a day use parking lot and campground roads are paved. The campground is closed in winter.

Good Sites: 6 & 8 because they are most level
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: No
Dump within Facility: No


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