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Angel Lake is a natural, high elevation, alpine lake that was modified to increase irrigation storage. It lies completely on public land managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
The lake sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, covers 13 surface acres, and has a maximum depth of 35 feet. Brook trout, rainbow trout, and tiger trout are stocked annually, and anglers generally catch between one and two fish an hour and average about five trout a day. Since there is a short growing season, trout tend to grow very little after being stocked, with sizes typically ranging from 8 and 12 inches. Anglers mostly use nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and power bait, along with small spinners, spoons, and flies. Due to its high elevation and snowpack, Angel Lake is usually not accessible until June during most years, but usually remains open until the first heavy snows in October or November. The entire perimeter of the lake is fishable. A developed Forest Service campground is adjacent to the lake, along with a campground located several miles down the mountain at Angel Creek.
Only boats without motors may be used.
Exit Interstate 80 at Wells and travel up the paved Angel Lake Highway, 13 miles to the parking lot.