Angel Creek Campground, located in Nevada’s Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is a terrific base camp for exploring the East Humboldt Mountain Range.
The campground, which sits at an elevation of 6,200 feet, offers 12 sites for tent, roof-top tent, and camper/RV camping. The sites can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 35 feet.
|Site Types:||Tent, RV/Camper, Group|
|Amenities:||Vault toilets, potable water, picnic tables, grills, fire rings|
|Max RV/Trailer Length:||35 feet|
|Location:||Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest|
|GPS coordinates:||41.027945, -115.049874|
Getting to Angel Creek Campground
The nearest town is Wells Nevada, located 13 miles northeast of the campground. From Wells, take US-93 south for about 5 miles, and make a right onto NV-232. Go 2.8 miles, then take a right onto National Forest road 502. This road has a number of splits and branches, all named 592, as you proceed.
After you’ve travelled about a quarter-mile, stay right at the first intersection. In another mile, you’ll come a fork and you want to bear right. A mile further, bear left at the intersection. Make a left in 1.2 miles and this road will bring you to the campground in about half a mile.
Angel Creek Campground is a great overnight way point for people exploring Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which offers many hiking trails to mountain peaks, as well as lakes and rivers for fishing and boating.
The campground is situated in a grove of mature aspens in the grassy foothills of the East Humboldt Mountain Range, which are among Nevada’s most beautiful and rugged mountains. To the east stand the tall peaks of the ridge run north south, coming in over 10,000 feet. The area is home to bighorn sheep, mountain goats, deer and birds of prey, particularly as you get closer to the mountains.
The campground provides drinkable water and vault toilets. Each site has a picnic table, fire rings with grill grates, and most have tent pads. Check the listing on Reservation.gov for details on each site.
The sites are large enough for overland trailers and RVs up to 35 feet in length. You can purchase firewood from the camp host.
Just 4 miles from the campground is Beautiful Angel Lake, which offers canoeing and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. From Angel Lake you can also tackle Greys Lake Trail, a 4.75-mile round-trip path to an alpine lake.
A few miles to the south of the campground is the trailhead for Winchell Lake Trail, a 6.8 out-and-back hiking trail that follows along the bases of the mountain range.
There aren’t a lot of options for backcountry overland travel or off-roading in this area, but it can still make a great waypoint if you are trying to patch together over-night locations on a long overland trip or making your way to one of Nevada’s OHV areas to hit some technical trails.